Sam Itza, Apache Carver

Sam Itza, Apache Carver

With his art, Sam Itza, Apache, focuses on preserving culture and carrying it into the next generations. This non-traditional Crown Dancer is an example. The young man in the carving perhaps came home from high school, played basketball for awhile, then grabbed some of his regalia – including the Crown, made of traditional Century Plant wood gathered in the mountains – and is ready to practice Crown Dancing.

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