Dale Edaakie
Like his parents, Dennis and Nancy Edaakie, Dale Edaakie is a master of the art of inlay. However, he has distinguished himself by focusing on representations of animals as opposed to the birds for which his parents have become famous. His work is characterized by a high degree of naturalistic detail, achieved by etching of the shell or stone inlay.

Dale was the recipient of the prestigious Southwest Association for Indian Art fellowship in 2002, which is awarded annually to young Native American artists in recognition of their achievement and promise.

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Links:
http://www.americanmastersofstone.com/Biographies/Dale%20Edaakie.htm
http://www.newmexicocreates.org/artist_bio.php?id=680
http://www.marthastruever.com/gallery/jewelry.html
http://www.alltribes.com/Zuni-Indian-Jewelry-SILVER-BEAR-INLAID-BOLO-TIE-by-Native-American-artist-Dale-Edaakie-pr-213350.html
http://www.alltribes.com/Zuni-Indian-Jewelry-Silver-Bear-Inlaid-Bolo-Tie-by-Native-American-artist-Dale-Edaakie-pr-215813.html
http://www.alltribes.com/Zuni-Indian-Sterling-Silver-Racoon-Bolo-Tie-Dale-Edaakie-pr-221231.html
http://www.joemilo.com/bb1018.html