Artist Digital Directory

Last Name, First Name Tribal Affiliation
Abeyta, Harvey Kewa Pueblo
Aragon, Loren Acoma Pueblo
Arvizu, Lazaro Gabrieleno*
Atencio, Lita Kewa Pueblo aka Santo Domingo Pueblo
Balloue, John Cherokee Nation
Banagas, Jennifer Kumeyaay-Luiseno Mexican/Seminole Nation
Banagas, Sam Kumeyaay-Luiseno Mexican/Seminole Nation
Beck, Nanibaa Diné (Navajo)
Bednorz, EllaRose Patawomeck
Begay, Larry Diné (Navajo)
Begay, Leroy Navajo
Begay, Philbert Navajo
Begay, Rena Navajo
Benally, Ernest Navajo
Benally, Veronica Navajo
Bitsie Jr, Leslie Navajo Nation of AZ, NM, UT
Blueflint Ramel, Tim Bad River Chippewa/Comanche
Brown, Jerry Diné
Brown, Mary Helen Diné
California Indian Basketweavers' Association
California Native Glass
Calladitto, Henry Navajo
Calladitto, Jordan Navajo
Calladitto, Mark Navajo
Calladitto, Myles Navajo
Campbell, Terrence Tahltan Tlingit (Canada)
Candelaria, Roger San Felipe Pueblo
Carolin, Rex Cheyenne River Sioux
Carroll, Pauli Yurok
Chee, Eveyln Navajo
Chee, Frank Navajo
Chee, Ron Diné (Navajo Nation)
Chia Collective
Chiago Sr., Michael M. Tohono O'odham Nation
Cummings, Edison Navajo
Custer, Gary Navajo Nation
Dark Mountain, Dawn Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
Dukepoo, Randy Hopi/Laguna
Eli, Keli’i Kaleihua Zuni Pueblo
Fontenot, Peggy Patawomeck, Potawatomi Descent
Fragua, Cliff Jemez Pueblo
Garcia, Aaron Santo Domingo Pueblo
Garcia, Nelson Santo Domingo Pueblo
Garcia, Ted Southern Chumash and Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians*
Gaussoin, Wayne Nez Picuris Pueblo/Navajo
Greenwood, Di’Orr Diné (Navajo)
Harrison, Jimmie Navajo - Diné
Harrison, Rowan Pueblo of Isleta/Navajo
Hasken, Amos Navajo
Henry, Fiona Paiute
Henry, Karma Paiute
Her Many Horses, Emil Ogala Lakota
Honyouti, Kevin Hopi
Honyouti, Mavasta/td> Hopi
Honyouti, Ron Hopi
Horace, Kevin Hopi/Diné
Hudson, Susan Navajo
Joe, Bruce Diné (Navajo)
John, Daniel Navajo
Johnston, Don Qagan Tayagungin
Johnston, Heather Qagan Tayagungin
Kayquoptewa, Horace Hopi
Kayquoptewa, Kelsey Hopi
Kayquoptewa, Lewis Hopi
Kayquoptewa, RaeAnn Hopi
King, Carina Cherokee
Laughing, Mona Navajo
Lee, Erecka Navajo
Littlewarrior, Nadiya Potawatomi
Livingston, Jay Jacob Navajo/Zuni
Livingston, Jaysen Navajo/Zuni
Lomatewama, Justin Hopi
Lujan, Deborah Taos Pueblo
Manygoats, Benson Navajo
Mata Fragua, Leah yak tityu tityu Northern Chumash *
Maybee, Dallin Northern Arapho/Seneca
McKay, Glenda Ingalik-Athabascan/Cook Inlet Region
Minkler, Cameron Navajo Diné
Minkler, Sam A. Navajo Diné
Mitchell, Reggie Navajo
Mitchell, Toney Dine
Mountainflower, Sage Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo and Dine'
Nequatewa, Verma Hopi
Nez, Nathan Diné (Navajo)
Nickelson, Harry Choctaw
Nieto, Priscilla Kewa Pueblo
Norton, Corrine Navajo-Osage
Norton, Doug Navajo
Parrish, Jason Diné (Navajo)
Pena Jr., Amado M. Pascua Yaqui Tribal Artisan
Platero, Melvin Diné/Navajo
Pyke, Holly St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Rafael, Tonya June Navajo (Diné)
Salazar, Jeremy Navajo
Salazar, Jerry Navajo
Sanderson, Cody Navajo (Diné)
Scott Táá'iitsohiÍÍ, Raynard Diné (Navajo)
Scott, Rain Pueblo of Acoma
Secatero, Lyle Navajo
Seri Weavers Seri Comca'ac (Mexico)
Shepherd, Rosabelle Teesyatoh Diné (Navajo)
Singer, Philip Navajo
Sorensen, Matagi Yavapai-Apache Nation
Tapahe, Eugene Diné (Navajo)
Tenorio, Roy San Felipe Pueblo
Tiat Society
Tom, Jack Navajo
Toya, Michael Jemez Pueblo
Tsinigine, Arielle Diné (Navajo)
Tsosie, Darrick Jemez Pueblo
Tsosie, Lyndon Navajo
Urness, Zoe Tlingit
Victoriano, LaDonna Pueblo of Acoma
Wall, Kathleen Jemez Pueblo
Westika, Todd Zuni Pueblo
Willis, George "Shukata" Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Yazzie, Donovan Navajo
Yazzie, Larry Navajo

A Note About Tribal Affiliations

Native American tribes are known by many different names. Often, the most familiar name is not what a tribe calls itself. For example, although Navajo Nation is the tribe’s official name, its autonym is Dine, Diné, or Dineh, and artists might opt for any of these terms. Some tribes have changed their legal names to reflect the names used in their own languages. Native artists carefully choose how they wish their tribal affiliations to be listed so as to reflect history, geography, culture, and other important aspects of their identities.
 
The American Indian Arts Marketplace is a showcase for artists from over 40 Native tribes across all of North America, including from our own state of California. Like all other tribes around the country, California’s tribes have a tragic and tumultuous history. In the 1950s the federal government’s continued attempts to force assimilation on the entire Native American population resulted in the termination (i.e., loss of federally recognized status) of more than 109 tribes. In California, this came about through the Rancheria Act of 1958, which resulted in the termination of the federal status of 44 Indian tribes.
 
Some artists here today are descendants of California tribes that are not currently recognized by the United States federal government. Those artists will be identified with an asterisk (*) following their tribal affiliation. We encourage you to meet these and all of the artists here today to learn more about their cultural identities and rich histories.

 


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