John Sinkankas

 

This entire website is dedicated to our friend and collegue John Sinkankas (1915 - 2002). He provided the use of his immense library, encouragement, inspiration, and knowledge. Without his help, this work would not have been possible.

 

 

A special thanks and appreciation goes out to all of these artists and their friends and family who made this database possible.

Alfred Webber
Alice Roth
Alicemarie Murux
Amy Spencer
Anne Timmins
Ardis Irvin
Barb Hessenbruch
Bill Imler
Bill Walsh
Billy Scruggs
Carl Williams
Cecilia Daniels
Charlotte Burk
Clarise Illes
Col. John Irvin
Conrad Grundke
Danny Romero
David Wenall
Dennis P. Batt
Dorothea Freeman
Dorothy & Ezra Webb
Dr. Bernie Friedman
Dr. Earl Donaldson
Dr. Jerome Radding
Ed Hofeller
Edwin Gueck
Eugene Maxwell
Fred Emmerich
George & Harriet McConnell
Georgie Miller
Gunther Austin
Gus Pegoraro
Harold Comfort
Harvey & Howard Kenfield
Helene Schick
Herb Duke
Howard Buschke
Ingrid Husdal
Ione Brain
Janet Deyden
Jerry Harr
Jerry Wyss

Jesse Monongye
Jim Kaufmann
Jim Kemme
Jimmie Harrison
John Genger
John Kurgan
John Trask
Kelly Barrett
Leonard Perkins
Lenore Brest
Lloyd Adams
Louis McBride
Louise McGuirk
Lowell Stanford
Maria Davies
Marion Weinberg
Martin Falk
Meredith Jones
Merv Cooper
Mihoko Dietrich
Mollie Kallick
Nancy Roche
Naomi Morgan
Nicolai Medvedev
Patrick McCarthy
Pauline Fansher
Phillip Sekaquaptewa
Phillipe Mutrux
Raymond Yazzi
Robert & June Smith
Roseabelle Gold
Rosamond & Arthur Riggles
Ruth Pitman
Sol Steinberg
Steve Sanders
Tricia & Norman Sheppeard
Verma Nequatewa
Vern McCullough
Vernon Korstad
Veronica Poblano
Viola Strietel
Wallace Powers

Alice Hansen
Alph Secakuke
Andrea Millage
Audrey Sheildkret
Betty Murphy
Betty Teague
Bill & Betty White
Bill Kenney
Bill Manney
Bob Backus
Bob Jones
Bob Rhodes
Bruce Durbin
Bunny Riley
Candace Delaney
Carroll Dillon
Carolyn Jungwirth
Carolyn Weinberger
Charlie Ross
Chris Boeck
Chuck Hutchison
Cleo Wardlow
Clifford D. Martin
David Batt
Dennis Reiter
Derry & Sheila Martin
Doug Russell
Don & Lee Kendall
Doug Murphy
Ed Abel
Ed & Connie Newman
Eileen Moss
Emily Cox
Faith Riesen
Gail & Victor Moscoso
George Williams
Gloria Just
Gloria Pegararo
Greg Martindale
Harold & Erica Van Pelt
Holton & Ann Holst
Janine Carlson
Jeane Stultz
Jeanette Gabriel
Jennifer Preciado
Jerica Carsberg
Jerry Jacka
Jim Reynolds
John Blom
John Erving
John Rokke
John & Marge Sinkankas
Joyce Speed
June Culp Zeitner

Kathy Leonard
Kurt Schrant
Larry Phetteplace
Laura Glenn
Laura Hagen
Lauren Lessing
Laurie Aker
Leroy Buchanan
Lucinda Kemme
Lynn Varon
Marge Collins
Marilyn Cummins
Mario Nick Klimiades
Mark Stephens
Martin Chapman
Mary Batter
Merle White
Mickey Buchanan
Mildred Johnston
Milly Ivanovich
Pansy Kraus
Pat Armstrong
Pat Milburn
Patricia Taylor
Paul Dalquist
Paul & Margaret Good
Phyllis Kocuipchyk
Ponder Rogers
Ralph & June Peel
Ralph Matteson
Regina Liston
Richard E. Fuller
Richard Knox
Richard Lurz
Robbie & Marcy Robbins
Robert Whelpley
Rocky McCall
Russell & Doris Kemp
Sara J. Nyman
Shirley Leeson
Stan Wright
Susan Farber
Theodore Steinhaure
Trudy Martin
Vern Cliffe
Vic & Betty Fuller
Viola Lapinsky
Vonda Colman
Wayne Chatfield-Taylor
William & Evelyn Hansen
William Pattillo
William Reed
Willis Smith

The following institutions have assisted in the creation of this database.

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmhurst, IL
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Lyman House Memorial Museum, Hilo, HA
The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Crater Rock Museum, Medford, OR

The following publications have also contributed to this database.

"Lapidary Journal"
"Gems & Minerals"
"Rock & Gem"
"Arizona Highways"
"Earth Science"
"Gems & Jewelry"

"Art & Indian Individualists" by Guy & Doris Monthan
"North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment" by Lois Sherr Dubin
"Zuni: The Art and the People" Volumes 1-3 by Barbara & Ed Bell
"Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths" by Marian Rodee & Jim Ostler
"The Beauty of Navajo Jewelry" by Theda Bassman, photography by Gene Balzer
"The Treasures of the Zuni" by Theda Bassman, photography by Gene Balzer
"The Treasures of the Navajo" by Theda Bassman, photography by Gene Balzer
"Navajo Jewelry A Legacy of Silver & Stone" by Lois Essary Jacka, photography by Jerry Jacka

 

 

 

 

A special note of appreciation is given to the following organizations for all their help.

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society
Castro Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Northeast Nebraska Rock & Gem Club
Arlington Gem & Mineral Society
Rock Exchange Club
Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Club
San Diego Mineral & Gem Society
Vista Gem & Mineral Society
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club
Minnesota Mineral Club
Tuscarora Lapidary Society
Amador County Gem & Mineral Society
Kingston Lapidary & Mineral Club
Marysville Gem & Mineral Club
Kitsap Mineral & Gem Society
The Leisure World Jewelry & Allied Arts Club
(Without whom this project would never have been created.)

We wish to make a special dedication to these fine artists who passed away during the creation of edition 1.0 (1/99 - 1/01).

William Grundke
Franz Roth
Larry Blom
Dr. Charles Irvin
Miriam Farber
Pauline Fansher
Ednah Antunovich
Dolores Phillips
Col. John Irvin
Olive M. Colhour

 

 

Acknowledgements for Edition 2.0

Abraham & Paula Begay
Andy Lee Kirk
Arthur Anderson
Bennard Dallesvuyaoma
Bill Rathburn
Carl & Irene Clark
Carol Cimolino
Carolyn Bobelu
Clyde Greene
Dale Edaakie
Don Staates
Duran Gaspar
Dylan Poblano
Enoch Morgan
Eugene McMahon
Eugene Mueller
Faren Dancer
George Benner
Glen Lehrer
Gloria Dunkel
Grit Laskin
Harold & Erica Van Pelt
James Little
John Hickman
Joseph Diamond
Ken Romero
Kerry Bourgeois
Larry Robinson
Loren Panteah & Yo Latte
Lorenzo & Mary L. Tafoya
Lynol Yellowhorse
Lyndon Tsosie
Marge Tyhurst
Mary Coriz Lovato
Michael Grant
Michael Horse
Michael Kirk
NaNa Ping
Olivia & Hank Whitethorne
Peggy Bechtell
Renee Karns
Richard & Rita Begay
Richard Chavez
Richard Large
Richard Tsosie
Robert & Debra Shinn
Russ Ratcliff
Scott Rose
Scott & Florence Diffrient
Simon Muscat
Stephan Huber
Stephen Kahn
Stephen P. Welther
Steve Walters
Strallie & Sheryl Edaakie
Tony Gimenez
Tim Edaakie
Tom & Kay Benham
Vernon Begaye
Paul Davis
Vernon Haskie
Brian Maggard
Pedro Jimenez
Jack Breckenridge
Ray Pearce
Leo K. Lu
Gerald Blimka
Wansleigh Peterson
Jack & Mae Burton
Jeremy & Gabriela Firehammer
Roland Long
Kandi D. Uffer
Robin Davies
Fern Brown
Carlos Castillo
Norm Landsman
Daniel Lopaki
Kenneth Neaves

 


 

 

Bill Faust
Canan Aker & David Weis
Charlene Everly & Dale Davey
Cheryl Morgan
Claire Eike
Elaine Ferrari-Santhon
Jeffery Pratt
Keith Campbell
Mary Lou McMahon
Mona Nesseth
Nancy Emerson
Pat Warren
Ralph Mathewson
Rebecca & James Johnson
Sharon Lehrer
Ursula Kolmstetter
Wayne Bobrick
Joanne Breckenridge
Sharron Smith
Daniel Grambihler
Mary Howell

ARLIS-NA, Art Libraries Society of North America, Kanata, ON, Canada
GIA, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA
"Skystone & Silver" by Carl Rosnek & Joseph Stacey
"Southwestern Indian Jewelry" by Dexter Cirillo, Photography by Michel Montreaux & Stephen Northrup
"Zuni Jewelry" by Theda & Michael Bassman, photography by Gene Balzer
"The Art of Inlay" by Larry Robinson, Photography by Richard Lloyd

We wish to make a special dedication to these fine artists who passed away during the creation of edition 2.0 (1/01- ).

Bill Walsh
Frank Kanai
Gloria Dunkel

Harold Comfort
Barb Hessenbruch
Cecil Martin
Ed Hofeller
Vernon Korstad
Chuck Woods
Ezra Webb
Leonard Perkins
Jerry Harr
Meredith Jones
John Tymkiw
Phillip Sekaquaptewa
Willy Kochendorfer
Dr. Bernie Friedman
Viola Streitel
John Trask
Phillipe Mutrux
Al Cook
Jack Burton
Amy Spencer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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