Alice Leekya (Alice Homer)
Leekya is the daughter of famous fetish carver Leekya Deyuse. When
his children entered school, Leekya requested that they take his
first name as their surname. All of his children (Alice, Sarah,
Elizabeth, Robert and Roger) did so. Alice Leekya Homer and Sarah
Leekya are known as fetish carvers, and their brothers Robert Leekya,
Roger Leekya and sister Elizabeth Leekya became noted silversmiths.
Ali ce learned to carve from her father. Starting out in channel
inlay, she began carving in the 1960s in the family style.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings. Tucson: Treasure
Chest Books, 1995, p. 39
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McManis, Kent and Laurie. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge
from Past to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American
Indian, 2006, p. 19-21, 36.
Ostler, James, Marian Rodee, and Milford Nahohai. Zuni: A Village
of Silversmiths. Albuquerque, NM. A:Shiwi Publishing, 1996, p. 36,
Rodee, Marian with James Ostler. The Fetish Carvers of Zuni. Zuni,
NM: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, 1990, p. 50-51.