The success of today's American Indian silversmith follows a pathway blazed by the silver Indian jewellery makers that came before -- those who brought the raw silver, channelled it, worked it, and made it profitable. In a large sense, the Fred Harvey name built the structure upon which many of today's south-western Indian silver and art traditions survive. This book's comprehensive study utilises several private collections and hundreds of specimens, the best of which were painstakingly measured, weighed and photographed for the book. With nearly 100 images of SW Indian jewellery supplemented by early 1900s Harvey Company Photostint postcards, this book paints a vivid and colourful picture of life in America's south-western frontier. Included is a significantly researched timeline and "tips & tricks" to clarify the historical subject. The many conjoined facts and historical research discoveries provide a fresh vantage from which to understand the complex world of early silver Indian jewellery and its champion, Fred Harvey Jewellery.
Schiffer Publishing, Limited