Here's a little biography on Victor Coochwytewa, best known as a master Hopi silversmith but also a man who used artistry, heorism, service, hard work, and humility to create a life as beautiful as the jewelry he's known for.
The day is quickly approaching for us to celebrate the great men who raised us, loved us, taught us and sacrificed for us. I hope we can take some moments to reflect on those men and all they mean to us - whether they’re still here with us or not.
My own father was a professor of history with a deep love of his family, friends, storytelling, the American Southwest and very specifically New Mexico. As early as I can remember, my father excitedly led our family on road trips across the wide open Southwest, where we visited historical sites including Indian pueblos, shopped for inexpensive Native made turquoise jewelry, ate at New Mexican restaurants, and blasted country & western music on the way to our historic log cabin high in the rugged Sangre de Cristo mountain wilderness. This was my father at his happiest. . .