Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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Urshel Taylor

by Ed Severson
The Arizona Daily Star (1998)

Indian to be honored for artistry, cultural work
The blood of two tribes flows into Urshel Taylor's art.

Today, Taylor was to be recognized for his lifetime artistic contributions and his efforts to preserve and revitalize the culture of the Akimel Au-Authm.

Honorees also are chosen because they are held in esteem both inside and outside their tribal communities.

Lawrence Saufkie

Lawrence Saufkie has been a Hopi silversmith for more than 60 years, having learned the overlay technique in the 1930s. Lawrence was recognized by the American Museum of Natural History for his contributions to this art form, is a recipient of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Griselda Saufkie

Griselda Saufkie, acclaimed Hopi basket weaver and jeweler, is generally acknowledged to be the first female silversmith on the Hopi mesas. Like her husband, she has received the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Previous AILTA Recipients

Mary H. Begay
Craft: Weaver
Tribe: Navajo
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