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Work in progress on this page - your help, corrections and suggestions will be greatly appreciated Feel free to contact me: Alain, [email protected](Only with clear pictures attached please, I'm not a mind-reader! A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - Hopi picto hallmarks Special thanks to:- "The Turquoise Indian" , Indian Arts dealer, NYC, USA ... The History of Native American Jewelry is rooted in the culture and people living through the American southwest.In Arizona this jewelry dates back over 2300 years, during the Hohokam era.Metal was rare but not out of the picture entirely.In Hopi legend the lizard who travels between the above and the below, excretes turquoise and that the stone can hold back floods.The Apache felt that turquoise on a gun or bow made it shoot straight.
Gold and Silver was worked by the Native peoples of Mexico and Central America since the time of the Aztec, so its possible Native American tribes living in the southwest region could be aware of metal working in some way much earlier than the Spanish arrival.
This was probably the earliest recorded concept in jewelry design.
Now the Navajo have progressed into finer pieces where they have highly cut stones and cabochons.
There is significant evidence of beaded Turquoise jewelry.
Turquoise and shell, paired with feathers would be strung and hung from every place possible.
There are people today who say that a lot of the stones are by non Native American.