Books on Southwest Indian Jewelry?

Your book, Navajo Silver by Arthur Woodward, caught my attention, so I looked it up. It was first published in 1938! I’m sure that is an interesting read. Here is a rare first edition - Link

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Holy Cow! That’s many moneys for a first edition.

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Again, late to the thread. The book that I have used the most is Trading Post Guidebook by Eddington and Makow. We travel a lot in the southwest (which is where I buy most of my Native Art), and this book has been priceless to me. But I think I need to find out if there is a new edition.

Would love to get hold of those older AZ Highways turquoise issues. I subscribe to it; maybe I should just call them.

They’re fairly easy to find on eBay and at decent prices.

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I’m thinking someone posted a link where the magazine made them available for free download, at least like 4 or 5 major turquoise issues.

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Yep, thanks for the reminder: Link

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Thanks, I’ll have to check it out. Although I’ve never actually bought anything on ebay believe it or not

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Just received this book in the mail yesterday. Price? $1.25!

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Amazing score! This is one of the true classics. I learned so much from it, especially the interview material from old-school traders. Also, tons of classic photos of top-tier jewelry.

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@AC. Congratulations on your set. I bought Vol I & II over 15 years ago and need the third. You’ve given me the impetus to search for the third!

Came across this terrific topic/thread last night. Just wanted to share my library of NA/Southwestern jewelry books with y’all. Years ago, I had checked out this book from our local library: “Jesse Monongye, Opal Bears and Lapis Skies”. There’s another bola tie book that I’d like to get: “Native American Bolo Ties, by Diana F. Pardue”. There are many more NA jewelry books that I want, but they tend to be sooo pricey even for paperback.







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For anyone interested in how traditional Native American jewelry is made, Oscar Branson’s books are outstanding.

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Oh my! Even though I have a number of those, I think I need to expand my library. But then I’m always like, but I could spend that money on other things…like NA jewelry :laughing:

It appears you have a more recent version of the Hopi silversmithing book. I definitely need to get a newer one.

And thanks, @mmrogers for the book/author suggestion.

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That’s a great issue of American Indian Art magazine; the best one I have found from a perspective of collecting NA jewelry.

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So, I ordered a Bille Hougart book on NA hallmarks. Being unfamiliar with his books in general, I was a bit reluctant to lay down $$$ for the most current edition. After lots of searching on the secondary market, I finally found a used, softbound copy of “Native American and Southwestern Hallmarks - Third Edition”. The book is in pristine condition. Thanks to @Steve for sharing info about Hougart books.

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Bought this book on eBay. It’s a good one. Copyright 2003, 253 pages, loaded with photos, and it features a great looking sandcast buckle. :wink:

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What a great find @TAH! I have several Schiffer jewelry books but, I’ve never seen this one before. I’ll be searching for & ordering this one. Thx for sharing.

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I have this one, very interesting and useful.

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Little secret, but don’t tell anyone. If you don’t want to invest in a physical copy, you can view the entire book at the link below. You will need to set up an account, but it’s free and worth the effort to have access to the rest of the website.

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I’m gonna have to check and see if that cuff and ring are Anthony Lovato; they remind me of my new cuff.

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