He was Hopi, 1921-1991. Loloma is recognized as the father of contemporary Indian jewelry.
A California Indian, adopted by Hopis, 1927-1991. Monongye's called his silver work "new Indian art." It inspired subsequent generations of Hopi silversmiths.
Navajo, born in 1964. Shorty uses traditional methods to evoke the jewelry of the 1940s . Each of his pieces includes twisted-wire designs and elegant scrolls.
Tohono O'odham, born in 1950. The Sonoran Desert designs and use of overlays distinguish Manuel's work.
Pascua Yaqui, born in 1953. Pin blends traditional and contemporary design with precise lapidary work.
- Selected by Diane Dittemore, the ethnological collections curator at the Arizona State Museum, and Mark Bahti, Bahti Indian Arts.