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Navajo Silversmiths - Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the - Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-1881, - Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 167-178 by Washington Matthews
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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION--BUREAU OF ETHNOLOGY.

NAVAJO SILVERSMITHS.

BY

Dr. WASHINGTON MATTHEWS, U.S.A.




ILLUSTRATIONS.

PLATE XVI. Objects in silver 172
XVII. Navajo workshop 175
XVIII. Crucible, and Sandstone molds for
shaping silver objects 175
XIX. Objects in silver 177
XX. Navajo Indian with silver ornaments 178




NAVAJO SILVERSMITHS.

BY WASHINGTON MATTHEWS.


Among the Navajo Indians there are many smiths, who sometimes forge iron
and brass, but who work chiefly in silver. When and how the art of