Scheche is the daughter of Theodore Kucate, who was one of the earliest
commercial fetish carvers at Zuni. Kucate based his fetishes on
those published in anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing's 1883
United States Bureau of Ethnology Report, Zuni Fetiches. His descendants
have continued to carve in this traditional style.
Many of Aaron and Thelma's children and grandchildren have distinguished
themselves as carvers. Daughter Lorandina Scheche and granddaughters
Marnella Kucate and Trilisha Kucate are among the best known.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.:
Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 17, 18, 41.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past
to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006,
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings, Volume II: The
Materials & the Carvers. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1998, p.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded
edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 20, 21, 54, 55, 87,
Rodee, Marion and James Ostler. The Fetish Carvers of Zuni. Albequerque,
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, 1990, p. 52-53.