Published on June 26, 2014 by Carol
Jake Livingston was born in 1945. He is of Navajo/Zuni descent, and grew up in Pine Haven New Mexico. He graduated from Window Rock High School and then joined the Marine Corp. in 1966.
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He served in the Vietnam War and was wounded 3 times and spent 2 months in the hospital. After the war he served a policeman before becoming a silversmith.
He learnt his skills from watching his father Jacob Haloo. Under his father’s tutelage and encouragement Jake became a master jeweler. He has been actively making jewelry since the early 1970′s and was named the Indian Arts & Crafts Association’s Artist of the Year in 1988. Jake Livingston draws inspiration from his Zuni Pueblo Heritage.
His awards include numerous 1st place and Best of Division’s at the Santa Fe Indian Market. His work has been showcased in a number of books including the Jacka’s, Navajo Jewelry A Legacy of Silver and Stone.