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    At age 55, Thomas Curtis, Sr. is one of the most honored practitioners of the art of silversmithing.

    #SmokeSignals - Who used it and What was it for?

    Native American jewelry has increased in popularity throughout the 20th century.

    Determine which sign you are, and check out its meaning. Wolf Deer Woodpecker Beaver Otter Salmon Falcon Raven Goose Bear Owl Snake

    If you like jewelry that is unique then you may be interested in the jewelry that is made by Native Americans.

    Jay Silverheels (May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor. He was well known for his role as Tonto in The Long Ranger.

    Did you know the Sign Language of the Great Plains Indians is one of the first known sign language systems of North America?

    What kind of toys did Native American children play with?

    4 Steps to your Native American Ancestry

    Shannon Elizabeth ~ Cherokee Indian

    Birth Name: Shannon Elizabeth FadalDate of Birth: September 7, 1973Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas to a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother also of mixed decent (including Cherokee Indian). Soon after Elizabeth was born, her family moved to Waco, where most her family already lived.
    As a child, Elizabeth took dance lessons, including tap and ballet.

    Charlene Sanchez Reano – San Felipe

    Charlene Sanchez-Reano is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1960 into the Santo Felipe Pueblo. She attended New Mexico Highlands University, where she majored in art. She was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of hand making jewelry from her clan members using ancient methods of constructing the fine jewelry. Charlene married into the Santo Domingo Pueblo and thats where she honed her skills in traditional jewelry making the Santo Domingo style.

     R. C. Gorman ~ Navajo Painter

    Native American Navajo painter, printmaker and sculptor. The style that he developed stemmed from his experiences in Mexico and reveals the influence of his teachers as well as that of the Mexican muralists. He maintained a studio and gallery for his own works and those of other Native American artists in Taos, NM.

     Marilyn Ray – Acoma

    Marilyn Ray is a full blooded Native American Indian. She is a member of the Yellow Corn Clan and born in 1954 into the Acoma Pueblo. She began experimenting with clay at the age of 12. Marilyn was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from observing her grandmother, the late Dolores S. Sanchez, work with her clay.

     Stephanie C. Rhoades – Cochitti

    Stephanie C. Rhoades, “Snowflake Flower”, was born in 1931 into the Cochiti Pueblo. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making by her Grandmother, Estephanita Herrera, who also made clay sculptures and coiled pottery. She has been making traditional storytellers and sculptures since 1977.

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