ATADA Theft Alert Page

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ATADA Policy on Stolen Objects

The ATADA Theft Alert posting service is offered free of charge to any individual, business, tribe, museum, or government agency. In order to accept material for posting on the ATADA Theft Alert Page, the stolen property must be American Indian or Tribal Art.

The ATADA Theft Alert Page is not a substitute for reporting losses to your local authorities and your insurance company. However, for an example of how a posting on the ATADA Theft Alert Page can help recover stolen art, see NY Times article on theft alert . To see a recent collection recovered with the help of the ATADA Theft Alert page, click here.

Remember - it is impossible to photograph objects after a theft occurs. Be sure that you save high-quality digital images and an inventory promptly after each purchase. We recommend that you maintain a promptly-updated database of your collection or gallery inventory.

WHAT TO DO FIRST IN THE EVENT OF A THEFT:

AFTER COMPLETING THE ABOVE:

Send the following information to acek33@aol.com and Webmaster@ATADA.org :

ATADA will verify the accuracy of material received by contacting both the person making the report and the police officer named on the report before posting any information.

Phone Alice Kaufman at 415-927-3717 or Arch Thiessen at 505-984-3216 if you do not get a response within a few days as sometimes email gets stuck in our spam filters.

We request prompt notification when the material is recovered.

You may also wish to consider posting your loss on an international stolen art register such as www.artloss.com or www.StolenArt.be.


Theft Alert


Navajo jewelry items stolen from home in Santa Fe NM, June 9, 2014 between 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM:

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Stolen Navajo Jewelry
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Stolen Navajo Jewelry

These items are 1) Tommy Jackson Bolo and Buckle Set, Sterling Silver and Turquoise, 4” oval and rectangle. Marked with maker’s name. 2) Bruce Morgan Bracelet, Sterling Silver, 5”. Marked with maker’s name. 3) Anonymous large Navajo wrist watch band with Turquoise and Coral (not photographed). 4) and 5) Two Navajo Turquoise Men’s Rings. If you have any information about these items, please contact the Santa Fe Police Department, Case Number 14-007824 Contact Officer Scott Waite, siwaite@santafenm.gov, 505-955-5751. The owner may be contacted by email at benedettir@comcast.net .


Three Navajo weavings were stolen from Fred Bauer's booth at the Anique Speciality Mall in Albuquerque, NM on November 27, 2013. Images are posted below:


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Stolen Navajo Weavings

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, the theft of 3 single, saddle blanket-sized Navajo weavings was discovered from Fred Bauer's booth at The Antique Specialty Mall, 4516 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM. 87108. The 3 stolen weavings are: 1. A pictorial, saddle blanket-sized, 35" x 29" farmyard scene weaving with numerous steer, sheep, goats, and a pickup truck, on a bright lime green background with a black, white and red simplified Greek key border; 2. An unusual, early 20th century, 28" x 32," weaving with 12 floating stripes and a candy cane in red and white, set on a carded natural gray ground with a red, black and white Greek key border. It also has a multicolored fringe in red, blue, white, maroon, yellow and brown. 3. A single, very fine saddle-sized weaving, approximately 24" x 30," with serape-style corner decorations in strong blues and reds. It has a plain gray center with 3 woven in initials. (No photo is available of this last weaving.) If you have any information about these items, please contact Fred Bauer at fredbauerantiques@gmail.com or Fred Bauer, PO Box 606, Tularosa, NM 88352, Telephone: (575)585-3603/(575)921-3212, or contact officer Phyllis Hernandez of the Albuquerque police department at phernandez@cabq.gov or phone the department at: (505) 768-2267. The police report number is #13-109256.


Rug and Jewelry Stolen August, 2004

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Stolen 3rd Phase Chief's Blanket

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Stolen Jewelry

On Monday Aug. 2, 2004 a classic third phase blanket was stolen from a friend of ours. Also taken with the blanket were four classic period Navajo bracelets, photos of which we posted above. There also were three quite early spoons taken as well but I do not have photos of them - one hand stamp work of an indian with a spear in the bowl, one was large with unusual stamp work, can't remember the third one but it too was quite wonderful and unusual. The loss was significant for many reasons not the least of which was the quality of the blanket and the jewelry...all museum pieces I had owned for 25 plus years...."

A reward is being offered for the rug and for the jewelry. You can contact me anytime day or night at 212-780-4667 or by email at jc@weavingartmuseum.org

Thank you for your assistance,

Jack Cassin, Director, Weaving Art Museum, http://weavingartmuseum.org.

34 items including a sleeve of bracelets and a ring were stolen on or about 9/6/2013 from Lewis Bobrick Antiques in Denver, Colorado. Images are posted below:

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stolen Lewis Bobrick
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34 Lewis Bobrick stolen items

A sleeve of bracelets and a ring were stolen on or about 9/6/2013 from the shop. Denver District Three has been notified, the case number is: 13-433491, and the contact is detective Randy Royal at: 720-913-1161. If you have any information, you additionally may contact Lewis Bobrick Antiques, 1213 E. 4th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 0218. Telephone: 303-744-9203.


Charles Loloma gold with jade ring stolen from the Whitehawk Antique Indian Art Show at the Santa Fe, NM Convention Center on August 11, 2013. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Loloma Ring
  Stolen Loloma Ring

Stolen Charles Loloma Ring

This lost wax cast gold ring with jade by Charles Loloma is pictured on page 78 of Marti Struever's Loloma book, and was stolen from John Krena of the Four Winds Gallery at the Whitehawk Show in Santa Fe on August 11, 2013. It is a size 4-1/4, and the ring face measures 1/2" by 1." If you have any information about this item please contact officer Brunk of the Santa Fe Police Department, 2515 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, NM, tel. 505-955-5038 or by email at: smbrunk@santafenm.gov and/or John Krena of the Four Winds Gallery at johnk@fourwindsgallery.com. The police report number is #13-011167.


Two Indian bronzes were stolen from a Brussels gallery on June 9th, 2013. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Indian Bronzes
  Stolen Indian Bronzes

Stolen Indian Bronzes

These items are a large Jain Munisuvrata shrine bronze with silver inlay, Gujarat, dated Samvat 1515 / AD 1451. Size: 28.5 x 19 cm. The second is a Jain shrine bronze with silver inlay, Gujarat, dated Samvat 1520 / AD 1456. Size: 18.5 x 11.5 cm. Anyone with information on these two items should contact Renaud Montmeat of Art d' Asie, 14, Avenue de l'opera, 75001, Paris. Telephone: +33 617 612160 or by email at www.asianart.com/renaudmontmeat


An antique Navajo turquoise and silver necklace was stolen from a room at the La Fonda Hotel approximately December 25, 2012. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Necklace

Stolen Navajo Necklace

Anyone with information on this item please contact the Santa Fe Police Department at (505) 428-3710. The police report number is T12000671. The officer was Kyle Zuments. You may also contact the rug's owner, Mary Sue Northcutt, at marysue@san.rr.com or phone at 858-673-7364.


A Collection of More Than 100 Pieces (Mostly Contemporary Pueblo Pottery and Navajo Rugs) was Reported Stolen in December, 2012. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Rug

Stolen Navajo Rug

A collection of more than 100 items, mostly contemporary Pueblo pottery and Navajo rugs, was reported stolen from a Vancouver, Washington home in December, 2012. Click here for a complete inventory of the stolen collection with images. This is a large file (8 Megabytes) so you will need a fast internet connection to browse the complete file. You may need a .pdf helper installed in your browser. By downloading and installing a free copy of Adobe .pdf reader, available from www.adobe.com, the necessecary software will be installed on your computer if not already available in your browser.

If you have any information about any of the pieces in this collection, please contact John Bocciolatt of JRB Associates at 503-655-6292, or contact the Vancouver, Washington Police Department at (360) 487-7400 or email vanpd@cityofvancouver.us and mention case number 12-16714.


A large yellow Chimayo blanket was stolen from an Albuquerque residence on the night of December 3, 2012. The images of the rug are attached. It measured 14' by 16', featuring a blue chevron and stripes across the bottom and top. It is yellow, with very little wear. It is very large and should be quite distinctive.

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Stolen Cochiti Rug
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Stolen Chimayo Blanket

Anyone with information on this item please contact the Albuquerque Police Department at 505-768-2030. The police report number is 120109969. The officer was Maycumber. You may also contact the rug's owner, Catherine Shuster, at kate.shuster@gmail.com, or phone at 909-964-1936. Her address is 3352 Lexington Road, Montgomery, AL 36106. The rug was stolen from 920 Idlewilde Lane SE, Albuquerque, NM,87108.


Between 06-10-2012 and 07-25-2012 an unknown person entered Knox Artifacts Gallery located at 7056 E. Main St. in Scottsdale, AZ and removed the following items without permission:

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Stolen Prehistoric Effigy Urn
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Stolen Prehistoric Items

Anyone with information on any of these items please contact the Scottsdale, AZ. Police Department at 480-312-5000, Officer Wolfe #B1333, and refer to report # 12-19150. You may also contact the gallery at walt@fortknoxartifacts.com.


A Sioux beaded contemporary ceremonial gown was stolen in Van Nuys, California during the night of Aug 3-4, 2012. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Contemporary Sioux Ceremonial Dress
  Stolen Contemporary Sioux Ceremonial Dress

Stolen Sioux Ceremonial Dress

During the night of August 3-4, 2012, a small well-worn cardboard box containing the dress and jewelry pictured was stolen from a car in Van Nuys, CA. A reward is being offered if the items are returned in a timely manner.Please contact Diane Petersen, caretaker of the items. She is asking whoever took the items to return them as soon as possible, phone 1-719-362-3558 or email godswill7@gmail.com


A Navajo Turquoise Bracelet was Stolen at A Navajo Trading Post, June, 2012. This bracelet is pictured below:

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Stolen Navajo Bracelet 

Stolen Navajo Turquoise Bracelet

Please be on the lookout for a stolen Navajo bracelet. This bracelet went missing at a social event on the Navajo Reservation in June, 2012. If you have any information about this bracelet, please contact Mark Winter at the Toadlena Trading Post, phone (505) 789 3267, email: toadlena@hotmail.com .


A Cree beaded coat was stolen from a San Diego, CA home on May 11, 2012. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Cree Beaded Coat
  Stolen Cree Beaded Coat

Stolen Cree Beaded Coat

On May 12, 2012 a Cree beaded coat was found missing from a San Diego, CA home. This coat has intense sentimental value to the owner. If you have any info about the stolen piece, please contact Sergeant Bernstein at the San Diego Police Department . Her number is: 619-531-2000. Her email is: mbernstein@pd.sandiego.gov. The case # is: 12-018783NRC Beat # 124. You may contact the owner, Doreen, at mccondor1@yahoo.com or phone 858-344-9211.


An Elliptical Turquoise-Decorated Silver Box was Stolen from an Albuquerque, NM Gallery, on May 4, 2012 . An image is posted below:

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Stolen Contemporary Circular Silver Box
  Stolen Contemporary Circular Silver Box

Stolen Elliptical Navajo Silver Box

Friday May 4th between 2-3 PM a silver box with 40 inset stones was stolen from our store. The box is 4" across, 3" deep, and 2-3/4" tall. Stamped on the bottom was J&E WILSON. If you have any info about the stolen piece, please email the gallery at cowgirls@rt66.com, phone (505) 255-4054.


A circular Yeibichai pattern Navajo rug was stolen from a Scottsdale, AZ Gallery, on April 25, 2012. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Contemporary Circular Navajo Rug

Stolen Circular Navajo Rug

The image is a stolen Yeibichai pattern circular Navajo rug by Mary H Yazzie, 24” in diameter. If you have any info about the stolen piece, please email Mark Hernandez at the Scottsdale Police Dept. with any information. Case number 12-09575. His email address is mahernandez@scottsdaleaz.gov, phone 480-312-5832. You may also contact the gallery by email at trader@rivertradingpost.com .


In an early morning smash and grab, thirty-one pieces of Navajo jewelry were stolen from a Denver, CO gallery on April 10, 2012. The missing items are shown below:

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If you have any information about any of these items, contact the Denver Police and mention case number 12-147930. You may also contact the gallery, phone

(303) 744-9203 or email lewbob1@gmail.com .

A piece of Contemporary Hopi Pottery was stolen from a Scottsdale, AZ Gallery, on January 31, 2012. An image is posted below:


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Stolen Contemporary Hopi Pot Stolen Hopi Pot 

Stolen Contemporary Hopi Pot

The image is a piece of stolen Hopi Pottery by Charles Navasie, 4” x 8.5”. If you have any info about the stolen piece, please contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5832, report #1202509. You may also contact the gallery by email at trader@rivertradingpost.com .


Eight Stamped Sterling Silver Canteens were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM Gallery on or about January 26, 2012. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Canteens
 

Stolen Antique Navajo Canteens

The missing canteens are described by the gallery as:

If you have any information on these items, contact investigations at the Santa Fe, NM Police Department at 505-955-5038 and refer to Case number 12-001250, Detective Randy S. Pecorelli, rspecoreli@santafenm.gov, 2515 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, NM 87507, or contact the gallery at 505.988.1776  or sherwoodsspirit@yahoo.com .


Numerous American Indian Jewelry items were stolen from a Laguna Beach, CA Gallery on or about January 22, 2012. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Jewelry
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Stolen American Indian Jewelry

On 1-22-12 in an early morning window smash and grab theft, many items of Navajo, Pueblo and Taxco jewelry were stolen from Len Wood's Indian Territory gallery in Laguna Beach California. The reversible "spinner style" Marie Francisco belt/necklace/bracelet shown in the photos and several trays of other jewelry were stolen.

A squash style necklace with eight silver Liberty dollars and a turquoise stone set in the sandcast naja is shown in the two attached photos from a similar theft approximately four weeks earlier on approx. 12-27-11. (see photos) A more typical squash blossom necklace with silver leaf motifs on each side of each stone was among other mostly jewelry items also taken. (see photos)

Additional jewelry items were taken but are still to be determined.

If you have any information about these items, please contact Officer Abraham OCampo (949)497-0701 Police Report #12-00257. You may also contact Len Wood's Indian Territory Gallery (949) 497-5747, (800) 579-0860, or email info@indianterritory.com .


An antique Navajo bracelet was stolen from a Santa Fe home on or about Jan 10, 2012. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Bracelet
 

Stolen Navajo Bracelet

Unusual silver bracelet with a central stamped face and some geometric stamping toward the edges. 1/2" wide, coin silver, around 1910. Reward. Call Alan 505-660-2637. No questions asked.


Two antique Navajo weavings were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM gallery on December 26, 2011. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Weaving
  Stolen Navajo Weaving 

Stolen Antique Navajo Weavings

The missing weavings are described by the gallery as:

If you have any information on these items, contact investigations at the Santa Fe, NM Police Department at 505-955-5038 and refer to Case number 11-019405, or contact the gallery at (505)988-9559  or nizhonimoses@aol.com .


A piece of Pre-historic Pottery was stolen from a Scottsdale, AZ Gallery between Dec. 10 and Dec. 24, 2011. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Pre-historic Pottery
  Stolen Pre-Historic Pottery

Stolen Prehistoric Pottery

Kaolin painted jaguar with red spots rids atop of a large bird in flight. The jaguar’s claws are holding onto the breast of the bird and his tail is securely wrapped around the tail of the bird to hold on. The bird's entire body is painted in a very rare light purple paint and head painted red. Height: 7.5 inches & Length: 9.0 inches, ca. 0 BC – 200 AD.

If you have any information about this piece, please contact Walter Knox, Knox Artifacts Gallery, 7056 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ. 85251, phone 480-703-3122, email walt@fortknoxartifacts.com.


Three pieces of antique Navajo jewelry were stolen from a Santa Fe gallery on December 15, 2011.  A few days later, additional items were found to have been be taken during the same theft. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Collar Tab
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Stolen Antique Navajo Jewelry

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Stolen Navajo Collar Tab
  Stolen Navajo Collar Tab  Stolen Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace

Stolen Antique Navajo Jewelry

If you have any information on these items, contact the Santa Fe, NM Police Department at 505-955-9538 and refer to case number 11-018928, or call the gallery at 505-820-1101.


Twenty or more pieces of Lander turquoise jewelry were stolen from a Nagano, Japan gallery on or about November 28, 2011. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Lander Turquoise Jewelry 1-4


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Stolen Lander Turquoise Jewelry 5-8


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Stolen Lander Turquoise Jewelry 9-12


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Stolen Lander Turquoise Jewelry 13-16


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  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art

Stolen Lander Turquoise Jewelry 17-20

If you have any information about these items, please contact Yasutomo Kodera at info@skystone.jp or Alice Kaufman at acek33@aol.com.


A Quimbaya Pectoral is missing from a Scottsdale, AZ Gallery. This stolen piece is pictured and described below:

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 Stolen Quimbaya Pectoral

Stolen Quimbaya Pectoral.

 Quimbaya Pectoral, ca. A.D. 500-1000, diameter 7 3/4in (19.5cm), gold, finely hammered and cut into a circular domed form and pierced four times for attachment, with finely raised double-row dotted pattern around the edge. Removed without permission from the gallery. We are not sure exactly when it was stolen, sometime over the last six months. Attached is an image of the piece. If you have any information about this piece, please refer to Scottsdale Police report number 11-21504, phone 480-312-5000, Officer Polasky #1163, or contact  Knox Artifacts Gallery, 7056 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ. 85251, phone (480) 874-1007, email walt@fortknoxartifacts.com .


Seven major Loloma jewelry pieces and a similar Richard Chavez gold ring were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM Home circa August 31, 2011. Many pieces have been recovered. The remaining missing pieces are pictured and described below:


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 Stolen Loloma Bracelet

Stolen Loloma Bracelet.

Very large bracelet of silver. Would be signed Loloma. Length 1.75”. Pictured in the Loloma Book. See photo .


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 Stolen Richard_Chavez Ring

Stolen Richard Chavez Ring.

The final stolen item is a Richard Chavez ring. Ring, 14kt gold, green jade (almost triangular in shape) with black jade, coral and turquoise accents. Signed. See photo.

These Items were stolen August 31. If you have information about any of these items, please contact Santa Fe Police Department, 2515 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe 5038, Dispatch: 505-428-3710, Records: 505-955-5751, Investigations: 505-955-5038, Officer Name: Corrine Jones, Case #: 111-013651, 8 items of stolen jewelry. You may also contact Bonnie McClung Grubs Director, Martha Hopkins Struever, P.O. Box 2203, Santa Fe, NM 87504, 505-795-4345, email info@marthastruever.com.


A number of items were stolen from a home in Tucson, Arizona, in June 2011. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Belt Buckle
  Stolen Pottery

Stolen Items

  1. 1) An Apache pitch-covered water basket, purchased on the San Carlos Reservation outside of Miami, AZ, in 1939;
  2. 2) A shallow, medium-sized Hopi bowl with a white interior with black-and-white design and an orange/brown slip exterior;
  3. 3) A Tohono O'odham basket tray with indented concentric circular design;
  4. 4) A Navajo 1940's silver men's bracelet;
  5. 5) A brown, cream, and red beaded necklace (unknown tribal origin);
  6. 6) A Navajo sand-cast silver and turquoise belt bucket on a leather and snakeskin belt (the belt was made in the late 1960s/early 1970s; the buckle pre-dates the belt but I do not have a more precise date estimate).

If you have any information about these pieces, the criminal case number is CR-20112542 (Pima County Superior Court) and the lead detective is Detective Hanson of the Tucson Police Department, ph. 520-791-4444. You may also contact the owner, Avery Pardee, c/o Jones Walker, 201 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 5100, New Orleans, LA 70170, ph. 504-582-8358.


A 19th century Plains beaded knife sheath with added deer antler handled knife was stolen from the booth of Fred Bauer Antiques, an exhibitor at the Great Southwest Antique Show in Abuquerque, NM on August 6, 2011. A sketch is posted below:

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 Stolen Knifecase with Knife

Stolen Knifecase with Knife.

This 18th Century knifecase with handle and added knife was stolen from a show at the Albuquerque, NM fairgrounds on August 6, 2011. If you have any information about the missing objects please contact the New Mexico State Police at (505) 841-9256 or (505) 841-9249, CAD #181254 and Fred Bauer (575) 921-3212 or (575) 585-9249.


Two Contemporary Navajo Weavings were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM Gallery on May 28, 2011. Images are posted below:

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 Stolen Navajo Rug

Stolen NavajoWeavings.

The first weaving has been recovered. Yei Weaving by Lucinda Begay - 31" x 17.5". If you have any information about the missing weaving, please contact Toni Zupanc 505-982-2805 or email rivertradingpost@gmail.com, the Santa Fe police report number is Case #11-007771, the police department phone number is 505-428-3710, officer Nick Wood.


An Iroquois Pipe was stolen from a Rochester, NY museum in April, 2011. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Iroquois Pipe

Stolen Iroquois Pipe.

An Iroquois clay smoking pipe with open mouth bird, c. 1670 is missing from the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). The pipe is labeled with the catalog number 10197/216. If you have any information about the missing pipe, please contact George McIntosh, Director of Collections at (585)271-4552, ext. 306, george_mcintosh@rmsc.org. Police Report Number: 11-095665, Dominic Pazz is the police investigator for this case, phone 585-428-8800 .


A Navajo Rug was stolen from a Canyon Lake, California home on January 26, 2011. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Whirling Logs Pattern Navajo rug.

If you have any information about the missing rug, please contact Sandra at (562) 206-4564 or email fleanoc@yahoo.com, the police report number is ME110340043, the police department phone number is 951-210-1000.


The embroidered hair ornaments posted on the ATADA Anahita Gallery website disappeared from a FedEx location circa December 22 and are presumed stolen. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Afghani Embroidered Hair Ornament 

Stolen Afghani Embroidered Hair Ornaments

If you have any information about the missing hair ornaments, please contact Andy Hale at (505) 231-7216 or email anahitagallery@gmail.com


A three-stone turquoise bracelet disappeared from a Santa Fe, NM gallery on December 9, 2010. This bracelet is pictured below:

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Stolen Bracelet 

Stolen Navajo Bracelet

An antique Navajo three-stone turquoise bracelet disappeared from a Santa Fe, NM gallery on December 9, 2010.

Report made Susan Swift, email: sszephyr@earthlink.net, phone (505) 820-1101.


A rifle case was stolen from a Damariscotta, ME gallery, November 9, 2010. This rifle case is pictured below:

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Stolen Rosenthal Olla 

Stolen Rifle Case

An antique Native American bead-decorated and fringed hide rifle case (approximately 36”-42” long) containing an antique single gauge shotgun was stolen from an antiques gallery in coastal Maine on November 9, 2010. Please call the investigating Officer Richard Alexander at 207-563-1909 with any relevant information that could lead to its recovery. Incident #: 10200-266-OF.

Report made by: Kass Hogan, PO Box 1208, Damariscotta, ME 04543, 207-563-5639.


A Zuni Olla circa 1920 was stolen from a Tucson, AZ gallery on or about October 6, 2010. This olla is pictured below:

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Stolen Rosenthal Olla 

Stolen Zuni Olla

Please be on the lookout for a stolen Zuni Olla, circa 1920. The olla is approximately the size of a large cantelope. If anyone has any information about this olla or a tall, thin Anglo man with a sandy brown goatee named Michael Erwin driving a late model white Chevrolet Silverado pickup with Arizona license plates AGN-8062, please call Tucson Police, 520-791-4253, Case #1010060517. Thank you, Rick Rosenthal 520-791-4253, morningstar@theriver.com.


A Ganado rug was stolen from a Tucson, AZ shop on or about Sept 22, 2010. This rug is pictured below:

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Stolen Ganado Rug 

Stolen Ganado Rug

Please be on the lookout for a stolen Navajo rug. Photo is attached. Large, Ganado style rug. Approximate dimensions 4.5 ft by 6.5 ft. Tucson Police Report # 1009220779. (Officer Hurowitz, Badge #35797). If someone brings this rug into your business, please call Tucson Police. Please try to get identification or license plate number for the person(s). Thank you. Joel Thall, 520-331-4818, realsouthwest@aol.com .


Zuni Needlepoint Concho Belt Stolen from Gallup, NM Motel, April 15, 2010

ATADA member Pat Harrington left a concho belt in his room at a Gallup, NM motel on the evening of April 15. He went to his car. When he returned a few minutes later, the belt was gone.

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Stolen Eskimo Ivory Seal Toggle 

Stolen Zuni Concho Belt

The belt is a Zuni needlepoint concho belt by the Panteahs in Sleeping Beauty turquoise, circa 1970. An image of the stolen belt with an overlay of their signature is shown. If you have any information about the stolen belt, please contact Pat Harrington at (505) 256-1023.


Artist's Trailer Stolen from Phoenix, AZ Hotel, March 4, 2010

Cliff Fragua's trailer containing several statues and other art was stolen during the night of March 3-4, 2020. Images of some of the stolen items are shown below:

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Stolen Jemez Statuary

Cliff Fragua unfortunately had his trailer stolen in Phoenix last night or early morning. In it was about $5,000 worth of jewelry and six sculptures -- two bronzes and four stone pieces. He had pictures of some of them, and they are attached.

The trailer itself was a white Haulmark enclosed trailer with a door on the side and a single drop ramp in the back. The fenders are mismatched. It is registered in California (permanent plate which is white.)

Please call the Phoenix Police Department, Auto Division (for the trailer) 602-262-6674, Case number 2010-00340179A, Property Division (Sculptures/jewelry) 602-495-5003, Case number 2010-00340179A, or Cliff Fragua if you have any information or see any of these pieces (505-252-8870)


Eskimo Ivory Seal Toggle Stolen During Vetting of Tribal & Textile Arts Fair in San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2010

During the vetting of the Tribal and Textile Arts fair in San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2010, an Eskimo ivory carving was stolen. This item is pictured below:

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Stolen Eskimo Ivory Seal Toggle

The stolen piece is an Eskimo Ivory Seal Toggle, height approximately 2-3/8". If you have any information about this artifact, please contact John Giltsoff, Petunies 28, Ses Costes, 17255 Aiguablava, Girona, Spain, Tel: +34 972 624001, Fax: +34 972 624007, giltsoff@gmail.com.


Plateau Woman's Dress Top Stolen from a Portland , OR Gallery November 26, 2009.

During the night of Friday, November 26, 2009, there was a break-in at the Arthur W. Ericson Gallery in Portland, OR. A beaded Plateau Woman's dress top was stolen. This item is pictured below:

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Stolen Plateau Beaded Vest (front)  Stolen Plateau Beaded Vest 

Stolen Plateau Beaded Woman's Dress Top

The stolen piece is a Plateau woman's dress top, c. 1900. At the time it was stolen it was in mint condition. It is thread sewn on canvas with a red cloth lining. The beading is two needle spot stitch and the execution was excellent.

The thieves broke through the display window in the store and were able to reach the piece and pull it off its stand and through the window. We have armorcote on our windows which make it harder for someone to put a hole through the window. However our coating was about 15 years old and the people who replaced the armorcote after the theft told me that armorcote becomes brittle and loses its strength after about 10 years.

The police responded to the burglary. The Case Number is 09-106106. The reporting officer is David P. Sanders of the Portland Police Bureau, Central Precinct,111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, telephone # (503) 823-0097. If you have any information about this dress top, please contact the Portland Oregon Police Department or contact the gallery at arthur@arthurwerickson.com


Antique American Indian Jewelry Stolen from Tucson, AZ Gallery October 14, 2009

During the night of October 14-15, 2009, there was a break-in at the Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, AZ. Thirty-five pieces of jewelry were stolen. These items are pictured below:

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Stolen Jewelry #J1359, #J2261, #J2366, #J2369

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Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry 

Stolen Jewelry #J2392, #J2567, #J2604-011, #J2604-013

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Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry 

Stolen Jewelry #J2604-15, #J2604-19, #J2604-028, #J2715

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Stolen Jewelry #J2725, #J2730, #J2867, #J2870

 

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Stolen Jewelry #J2872, #J2880, #J2900, #J3192

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Stolen Jewelry #J3227, #J90106-038-035, #J90106-038-036, #J90106-038-037

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Stolen Jewelry #J90315A-128-008, #J90368-018-002, #J90755-019-002, #J91430-019-004

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Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry 

Stolen Jewelry #J91924-039-006, #J92305-129-223, #J92305-129-522, #J92305-129-801a

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Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry  Stolen American Indian Jewelry 

Stolen Jewelry #J92305-129-802, #JH154, #JN020

The theft address was Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 2990 N. Swan Road, Suite 149, Tucson, AZ. The contact phone number is 1-800-422-9382. If any of the items are located, please contact the City of Tucson Police Department and reference Case Number 0910160377. Our email address is art@medicinemangallery.com.

 

American Indian Hi Top Mocs and a Zia Jar Stolen from Santa Fe, NM Gallery, Oct. 2, 2009

During the night of October 2, 2009, there was a break-in at the Spanish and Indian Trading Company in Santa Fe, NM. Two large items were stolen. These items are pictured below:

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Stolen Zia Zar  Stolen American Indian Hi Top Mocs  Stolen American Indian Hi Top Mocs 

Stolen Zia Jar,                             Two Views of Stolen Hi Top Mocs

The Zia jar is approximately 15" in diameter, the mocs are more than 12" tall. If anyone has information about either of these items, please contact the Sannta Fe Police Department or The Spanish and Indian Trading Company at spanishindian@qwestoffice.net or (505) 983-6106.


 

American Indian Basket Collection Stolen from Hemet, CA Home, August, 2009

A collection of nineteen American Indian Baskets were stolen from a Hemet, CA home in early August, 2009. Images of the stolenn baskets are posted below:

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Stolen Baskets #1-4

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Stolen Baskets #5-8

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Stolen Baskets #9-12

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Stolen Baskets #13-19

In all, nineteen items have been stolen - Hopi, Karuk, Hupa - not sure of dimensions but relative sizes are correctly shown in large versions of images. 2 Karuk hats, 2 Hopi baskets, 1 Hopi Platter, 1 Karuk Wall Hanging, 1 Karuk woven bottle, 2 Hupa baskets, 10 Karuk baskets - most of the Karuk baskets were made by Florence Harrie, all items 70 years or older.

If you have any information about these baskets, please contact Officer Walter Mirz, Badge # 9340, Case #D092180060, Riverside County Sheriff's Department, 43950 Acacia Ave, Suite B, Hemet, CA 92544, phone: (951) 791-3400. You may also contact the owner, Margaret Rae Swan, Hemet, CA 92544, Hm# 951-927-1015, Cell# 951-570-9076.


Antique Navajo Bracelet Stolen from Widow's Home, Denver, Colorado, circa August 1, 2009

An antique Navajo Bracelet with five robin's egg blue stones on stamped bracelet, stones separated with two silver drops, high bezels, 1900 - 1925 was stolen from the home of a Bobrick Antiques customer approximately August 1, 2009. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Wood Carving

Stolen Antique Navajo Bracelet

The case number is 09-448156 handled by Detective Jorge Hernandez of the Denver, Colorado police department. You may also contact Chris or Lew Bobrick, Lewis Bobrick Antiques, 1213 E. 4th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218, phone: 303-744-9203, email: dnyl@mho.net .


An antique wood carving by Patrick Barela was stolen from a Denver, Colorado Gallery on June 23, 2009

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Stolen Antique Navajo Bracelet

Stolen Antique Navajo Bracelet

An antique Navajo Bracelet with robins egg blue stones on stamped bracelet separated with 2 silver drops, high bezels.Navajo Bracelet 5 robins egg blue stones on stamped bracelet seperated with 2 silver drops, high bezels. C. 1900 - 1925. You may also contact Chris or Lew Bobrick, Lewis Bobrick Antiques, 1213 E. 4th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80218, phone: 303-744-9203, email: dnyl@mho.net .


Contemporary Native American Gold Bracelet Stolen from Pasadena, CA Show, Weekend of June 19-21, 2009

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Stolen Native American Pipe

Stolen Native American Gold Bracelet

A Navajo gold overlay bracelet by Arland Ben was stolen from a booth at the Pasadena, CA Indian Show during the weekend of June 19-21, 2009. The bracelet is 1" wide and has overlay rock art designs.

If you have any information about this bracelet, please contact the Pasadena Police Department, Officer Petrella, 626 744-4501. Report number 09027156. You may also contact the gallery at jackson.jc2@gmail.com, phone (970)247-8277.


Numerous Tribal Objects Stolen in Transit from New York to San Francisco, May 18-29, 2009

Joe Loux had a large number of art objects and jewelry stolen from a crate that was shipped on May 18th 2009 via DHL from the Gramercy Armory, 68 Lexington Street, New York City, after participating in the Textile & Tribal Arts Show. The shipment contained all his inventory from the show, including antique, ethnographic jewelry, textiles and sculpture. Joe received the crate in San Francisco on May 29th, 2009.

Upon opening the crate, it was obvious that all the gold and silver jewelry had been stolen (with the exception of one small parcel of silver jewelry), as well as several other large scale sculptural objects.

Images and descriptions of the stolen objects are posted below:

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Stolen Tribal Art
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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #1-4

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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #5-8

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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #9-12

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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #13-16

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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #17-20

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Stolen Tribal Art
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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #21-24

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Stolen Tribal Art
  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art

Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #25-28

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Stolen Tribal Art
  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art

Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #29-32

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Stolen Tribal Art
  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art

Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #33-36

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Stolen Tribal Art
  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art  Stolen Tribal Art

Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #37-40

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Stolen Tribal Art
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Stolen Tribal Objects d' Art #41-44

Description of stolen objects:

The theft has been reported to the police: Case Number: 090555833, Contact: Officer Johnson, badge no. 2333, San Francisco Police Department, Thomas J. Cahill Hall of Justice, Report Management Section, 850 Bryant St., Room 475, San Francisco, CA 94103-4603, phone: (415) 553-1141.

A reward is offered. If you have any information that could help with this case please contact Joe Loux, 574 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, Tel: 415 861 2588, Cell: 505 695 6626, E-mail: katie.loux@gmail.com .


Native American Pipe Stolen from Folk Life Festival in Seattle, Washington, Memorial Day Weekend, 2009

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Stolen Native American Pipe

Stolen Native American Pipe

This morning a local artist contacted me to help get the word out about a piece of stolen art, a stone and brass pipe done with northwest coast form line design. He had sent it to the Seattle Folk Life Festival with one of the co-owners of the Devil Fish Gallery here in Sitka. Someone lifted it off her table sometime over the weekend.

He made the pipe several years ago and it was featured in a small exhibit here at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and the Devil Fish Gallery as well as an exhibition in New Zealand. I've attached a picture of the pipe. The pipe has a stone bowl (both the dark and the reddish color) and the stem is brass. Dimensions: 3.5 L (bowl only) x L 4" (stem) x H 2". The pipe has been exhibited at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and the Devil Fish Gallery in Sitka as well as an exhibition in New Zealand.


The case number and contact info with the Seattle PD is #09-177600 and an email contact is patricia.hayes@seattle.gov. You may also contact the artist, Dave Galanin, at 907-738-9486, or Cass Pook from the Devil Fish Gallery who took the pipe to Seattle at 907-738-1255


Navajo Concho Belt Stolen from Santa Fe, NM Gallery, May 21-22, 2009

A large Navajo Concho Belt was stolen from Spanish and Indian Trading Co, Santa Fe, NM on May 21 or 22, 2009. Images are posted below:

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Details of Stolen Navajo Concho Belt

The stolen belt had nine conchas, one of which had been made into the buckle. It had a new dark brown leather strap. The conchas were about 3 and 1/2 inches wide.

The police case number is 09-008129. The officer who came here was Donald Duran, and his voicemail number is 505-955-5220. You may also contact the gallery at (505) 983-6106, email spanishindian@qwest.net.


Native American baskets were stolen from the Coolidge Historical Museum in Coolidge, Arizona, between April 18 and 21, 2009

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Stolen San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar
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#2 Pima,        #6 Pima,        #10 Tohono O’Odham,        #12 Pima,        #13 Tohono O’Odham

Stolen Baskets

Several Native American baskets were taken from the Coolidge Historical Museum in Coolidge, Arizona. The burglary took place between April 18 and 21, 2009. Suspects entered the building by separating metal siding from the rear of the building. They avoided activating the alarm system. Taken were 14 Native American Baskets among other historical artifacts. All the descriptions follow

  1. Pima – coil weave of willow and devils claw over coils of cattail reed – black center radiating whirlwind design, 13” diameter.
  2. Pima – coil weave of willow and devils claw over coils of cattail reed – design of butterfly wings, 7 ” diameter. (pictured)
  3. Pima – bowl shape, coil weave of willow and devils claw over coils of cattail reed – connecting diamonds around side, 6” diameter.
  4. Pima – cylinder shape, coil weave of willow over coils of cattail reed – stacked black arrows alternating with stacked negative arrows, 7 “ diameter, 4” high.
  5. Pima – shallow form, coil weave of willow and devils claw over cattail reed – squash blossom design, 15” diameter, 4 “high.
  6. Pima – shallow form, coil weave of willow and devils claw over cattail reed – butterfly design, 14 ” diameter, 2 ” high. (pictured)
  7. Paiute _ coil weave of squawberry sumac with red bundles – Navajo wedding basket design, 15” diameter.
  8. Pima – bowl, coil weave of willow and devils claw over coils of split cattail reed – six point with coyote tracks interspersed, 6” diameter, 1 ” high.
  9. Tohono O’Odham – horsehair plaque, coil weave of horsehair, squash blossom design, 5 ” diameter.
  10. Tohono O’Odham – horsehair shallow form, coil weave of horsehair – squash blossom design, 7” diameter, 1 ” high.
  11. Pima – olla, coil weave of willow and devils claw over coils of split cattail reed – fret design, 6” diameter, 6” high.
  12. Pima – cylinder shape, coil weave of willow and devils claw over coils of split cattail reed – black center squash blossom design, 9” diameter, 8” high. (pictured)
  13. Tohono O’Odham – shallow form, coil weave of split yucca and green yucca leaf over bundled bear grass with devils claw – four point center with stepped design on rim, 12 ” diameter, 3” high.
  14. Tohono O’Odham – cylinder shape, large coil weave of split yucca leaf over bundles of bear grass with devils claw -  stepped design, 5 ” diameter, 2” high.

The police report number is 09-8668 and the officer to contact is Sergeant Geoffrey Pacheco, Coolidge Police Department.  His e-mail address is:  pachecog@coolidgeaz.com, phone number (520)723-5311 and mailing address is: 911 S. Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85228


San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar Missing from Arizona State Museum and Presumed Stolen

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Stolen San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar

Stolen San Ildefonso Polychrome Pottery Jar

This is a photo of a San Ildefonso polychrome pottery jar. In a recent inventory, this jar was found to be missing. The date of the disappearance was some time between 1986 and 2006. Details from museum records are as follows: Arizona State Museum Catalog # 7376, San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar, circa 1890-1910, Height 9-3/4", Diameter 11-1/2", "HS San Ildefonso" penciled near base.

If you have any information about this jar, please contact Mark Cattanach, Museum Registrar, mgcattan@email.arizona.edu, phone 520-626-8742.


Large Concho Belt Stolen from the Phoenix Antique Show on Jan 24th, 2009

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Stolen Contemporary Concho Belt

This is a photo of a concho in the style of G & L Leekity. Our Concho belt had 11 to 13 of these, approx 2 1/2 x 3in with a slightly larger buckle. Our conchos had more turquoise, and less border than the above picture. It was worn by a mudman dancer for the ceremonial dances, and aside from the buckle bearing the G & L Leekity stamp, it also has, in script done with an electric engraver, the name of the man who owned it, and some reference to him being a dancer.

Police Report # 2009-90133174, Taken by officer # A5221, phone number 602-262-6151. Contact info for owners: Jody Wilson and Jacque Froy, 631-745-3029, 631-747-4007, PO Box 91291, Tucson, AZ 85752, email: JJTucson@aol.com. Thank You Very Much for any help that you may be able to provide with this matter, Jody Wilson and Jacque Froy.


Ten Contemporary Native American Bracelets Stolen From The Heard Museum North Gift Shop, Phoenix, AZ, January 7, 2009

Ten Contemporary Native American Bracelets Were Stolen From The Heard Museum North Gift Shop, Phoenix, AZ, January 7, 2009. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Contemporary Bracelets #5, #7 and #9 (See Below)

The theft occurred Wednesday afternoon. The two shoplifters entered first, followed about 15 minutes later by a decoy who was returning a pillow and a bow and arrow. The two shoplifters appeared to know something about the jewelry they were looking at. First description was Hispanic on the two and the third man was white with braces. The manager of the shop at North said the first two could also be Native.

Items stolen:

Bracelet 1: Roy Talahaftewa, Montezuma Turquoise;
Bracelet 2: Wes Willie, Multistone;
Bracelet 3: Aaron Toadlena, Turquoise;
Bracelet 4: unknown silversmith, cuff;
Bracelet 5 (image): Alvin Begay, Multistone;
Bracelet 6: Steve Larance, 18k gold cast pattern;
Bracelet 7 (image): James Norris, Multistone;
Bracelet 8: Abraham Begay, Multistone;
Bracelet 9 (image): Jimmy Calabaza, Lone Mountain Turquoise;
Bracelet 10: Multistone, lapis, malachite, and turquoise.

If you have any information about these bracelets, please contact Ginny Harris, The Heard Museum Shops, Phoenix, AZ, 602-251-0274 or email: gharris@heard.org.


 

Three Antique Laguna Pots Stolen from Albuquerque, NM Home, December 18, 2008

Three Native American Laguna Pots were stolen from my home in the North Valley of Albuquerque, NM on or about December 18, 2008. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Laguna Jars

Items stolen: Evelyn Cheromiah Laguna potter: 22-24". Height 22-24 " Four Seasons large Olla, a different season depicted on each side of this very fine piece of pottery. Pot is flawless with very thin walls that only add to its value and beauty.

Second Pot: Evelyn Cheromiah 6" to 8" canteen with large sun type design on the front. Pot has two small "braided" clay handles and rests on an angled flat bottom.

Third stolen pot: Evelyn Cheromiah Wedding Vase about 10-12" tall: beautiful double spouts with a traditional flower type design and round base. All pots are decorated with black and light brown earth colors.

The three pots are all in perfect condition and are at least 25 years old.

I contacted the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office and filed a police report on December 29, 2008. The police report/file number is 08#678315. The theft was reported to an officer at the North Fourth Street Substation. Please help. Thank you, Anne Bowerman, (505) 344-6367, abroonie@yahoo.com.


Moche Pottery Dog Missing from San Francisco, CA Home, October, 2008

Some time in October, 2009, a Moche pottery dog went missing from a San Francisco, CA home. A similar Moche pottery dog is shown below:

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Replica of Missing Moche Pottery Dog 

Replica of Missing Moche Pottery Dog

Perfect, very cute, unique Moche I polychrome ceramic dog or fox, approximately 7" x 4". Lost in San Francisco, Oct. 2008. Much loved. If you now own it or know where it is, please contact Ken Scudder at 415-397-8821 or scudderk@sbcglobal.net. Will pay handsomely to buy it back or for information leading to its safe, undamaged return.


Santa Clara Redware Pottery Jar Stolen from Albuquerque, NM Gallery, October 27, 2008

A Santa Clara pottery jar was stolen from an Old Town, Albuquerque, NM Gallery on October 27, 2008. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Santa Clara Jar

Stolen Santa Clara Jar

This image is of a stolen Red Carved Bowl with Mica Slip approximately 5-1/4" high x 6-1/2" diameter by Mary Archuleta, Santa Clara, NM.

The police report number is: P083010773 Albuquerque Police Department 10.27.08. If you have any information about this jar, please contact the Albuquerque Police Department and Jacquie Davis, Director, Shiprock OLD TOWN, 413 Romero Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 242-4080 Phone, (505) 242-4108 Fax, albq@shiprocktrading.com .


Navajo Pictorial Weaving Stolen from a Cameron, AZ, Gallery, October 14, 2008

A Navajo pictorial weaving was stolen from a Cameron, AZ trading post on October 14, 2008. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Navajo Weaving

Stolen Navajo Pictorial Weaving

On October 14, 2008 a “Tree of Life” rug by weaver Brenda Crosby was stolen from the Cameron Trading Post. The stolen rug (pictured above) measures 32” x 26”.

The theft of this rug is being investigated by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Anyone having information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Jim Coffey at (928) 226-5026 or the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 1-800-338-7888.



Leekya Fetish Stolen from Santa Fe Show, August 20, 2008

We received the following message from ATADA member Steve Begner this afternoon:

We had an item stolen from our showcase at the Whitehawk Show on Wednesday, August 20 at about 3:30 PM, and would appreciate it if you could put this on the Theft Alert page of the ATADA website.

The item stolen was a bear carved by Leekya Deyuse. It is about 3" long, carved from banded brown nutria rock, and has a coral and turquoise bundle with a small turquoise arrowhead facing backwards. The head of the bear is turned to the side, and the piece is easily recognizable as Leekya's work.

A police report has been filed with the Santa Fe PD, and the case number is 08-013276. The investigating officer is Rachel Meserve, and the phone number of the PD is (505) 955-5038. Anyone with further information can also call Turkey Mountain Traders at (480) 423-8777.

No photo of the bear is available, as it was a very recent purchase. However, the banding in the rock is quite distinctive.


Antique Navajo Necklace Stolen in Transit to Santa Fe, NM Aug 7, 2008

A 1950s Navajo Squash blossom was being shipped back from San Anselmo California via UPS ground. The box arrived without the necklace at 5pm Aug. 7th. . An image is posted below:

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Two Views of Stolen Navajo Necklace

This image is of a a stolen ca. 1950 Zuni squash necklace of hand cut turquoise and a naja with finial and drop, with hand made silver beads. Enclosed are two different pictures of the necklace, it is 28"long. It was also illustrated in Marti's recently summer catalog "Marti's Choice" on page 17.

This necklace may show up on the street or at one of the shows at Santa Fe before or during Indian Market, 2008. If you have any information about this necklace, please contact the Santa Fe Police Department or contact Carrie Haley or Martha Struever, P.O. Box 2203, Santa Fe, NM 87504, phone 505-983-9515 studio@marthastruever.com.



Acoma Jar Stolen from Albuquerque, NM Gallery, June 17, 2008

An antique Acoma Olla was stolen from an Old Town, Albuquerque, NM Gallery on June 17, 2008. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Acoma Olla

This image is of a stolen antique Acoma Olla, black on white design, 10-12" in diameter.

Theft by Navajo man age 40-50, 5ft 6in, no front teeth, tattoo on left shoulder of seahorse outline - messy, thin... Walked in and gave me a bag of “jewelry” then turned around and walked out and lifted the pot and walked out. He got into a white Dodge truck approx 1998 with white camper shell or it could have been a small suv – happened too fast to see.

If you have any information about this jar, please contact: Isaac (Ice) Silva: Albuquerque Police 505--455 or contact 505-COPS (242-2677) APD case number 08-137108, or contact Margaret Moses Gallery ltd., aka Nizhoni Moses Gallery, 326 San Felipe NW, Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104, 505-842-1808, 888-842-1808 toll free, nizhonimoses@aol.com.



Northwest Coast Style Art Stolen from Belfair, WA Home, April-May, 2008

In April or May, 2008, a collection of Northwest Coast style objects was stolen from a Belfair, WA home. A selection of images and descriptions are posted below. More images will be posted as they become available.

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1) Stolen Killer Whale Carving; 1S) Sketch of Stolen Killer Whale; 2) Stolen Wood Mask; 3) Stolen Killer Whale Rattle;

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4) Stolen Mask; 8) Stolen Carved Turtle; 11) Stolen Chinese Chest

List of items taken from home, Belfair, WA, during burglary, (April- May 2008). Most items are wood carvings made by my deceased parents in the 1970s. Wood carvings have Northwest Native American designs, but since they were not made by Native Americans, their monetary value is low. They have great sentimental value to my family. Each carved object is signed on the back, either, 'VAN' or 'Margo'. Reward offered, no questions asked.

  1. Killer Whale. (See drawing). Large plaque in shape of whale, 3 ft by 2 ft, by 2 inches deep. Wood carved in NW design, painted black. 'VAN' on back. (Also taken: a small replica in black ceramic, 3 by 5 inches.)
  2. Wood Mask. (See drawing & picture). 'Nootka' NW design. Carved wood, stained cedar color, 12 by 8 inches. 'VAN' on back.
  3. Killer Whale Rattle. Abalone inlay eyes, carved wood, stained tan, 9 inches long. NW design carved on head and tail. 'Margo' on bottom with year (1970's).
  4. Mask with abalone inlay eyes. (Similar to picture.) Wood carved, stained cedar color, 5 by 8 inches. 'Margo' on back with year.
  5. Wooden Dish. Rectangular shape 2 by 8 inches, NW design faces carved at both ends, blond stain. 'Margo' on back with year.
  6. Circular Plate with birds. Blond wood with 2 birds carved in relief in center. Birds are loons, painted black with red & turquoise. 'Margo' on back with year.
  7. Two Ducks. Decoy size, carved wood, stained and painted in places. One is a Green Winged Teal, one is a Wood Duck. 'Margo' with year, approx. 1978, on bottom.
  8. Carved Turtle. Wood stained olive green, 6 inch diameter. 'VAN' on bottom.
  9. Four Shorebirds. Carved wood, painted, each with legs or doweling attached to oval wood, slice. 'Margo' on bottom with year (approx. 1977).
  10. Painting of Mt. Olympus. Watercolor with north shore in foreground. Signed 'Gail'. Wood frame stained soft green, 1.5 by 2 ft. (Painted by me.)
  11. Chinese Chest. Carved figures, trees on top and all sides. Brass closure, approx. 2 by 4 ft, stained brown, sandalwood interior. Purchased in China 1930.
  12. Print of Ink Drawing. Oyster Bay, 8 by 10 inches in black frame.
  13. Ukulele from Hawaii. In case, dark tan stain on wood, bought in 1955.

If you have any information about any of these items, please contact: Gail Bechler, email: rmetcalf68@hotmail.com , or cell (650) 906-4986.


Navajo Rug Vest Missing in Pasadena, CA, April 28, 2008

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Missing Navajo Rug Vest

This image is of a man's Navajo Rug Vest, size approx. 40.

Al Hayes has lost his wonderful Navajo rug vest. It was a case of leaving a garment bag on top of the car as we packed up in the garage of the Pasadena Sheraton Hotel on April 28, the day after the Pasadena Show. The leather label inside says "Boucher Santa Fe Made for Allan Hayes."

We’d greatly appreciate its return if anybody spots it. Al feels all is lost, but Carol thinks a plea to ATADA is worth a try. If you see it, we’d love to have it back again, and we’d be willing to buy it back. Stupidity is its own reward.

Contact us at 415-332-3480, summerhouse.antiques@gmail.com



Traditional Zuni Pot Stolen from Tucson, AZ Gallery, April 2, 2008

On April 2, 2008 at Michael D. Higgins and Son, Antique Indian Art a small Zuni Pot was stolen. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Zuni Pot

This image is of a stolen Zuni polychrome pot with three external frog effigy figures, approximately 5" high x 5" diameter.

On April 3, 2008 at Michael D. Higgins and Son, Antique Indian Art a small Zuni Pot was stolen. I wasn't here, but my son's new wife was and it was pretty traumatic for her.  She didn't actually see the guy take it, but she had been talking with him and went to answer the phone.  He grabbed the pot and ran out the door - got in a car and took off. I finally had the police show up, so here's the info. The thief was anglo, wore a baseball hat, and drove a blue suburban.

Tucson Police Report # 0804020397  Officer Wycoff - Badge 43892  Div. - 3/5

If you have any information about this pot, please contact: Michael D. Higgins at 4429 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718, email: mdhggins@earthlink.net , phone (520) 577-8330, or cell (520) 444-3339.


Tohono O'odhom Jar Stolen from Scottsdale, AZ Gallery, March 27-28, 2008

A Tohono O'odham jar was taken from a Scottsdale, AZ Gallery on Thursday or Friday, March 27-28, 2008. An image is posted below:

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Stolen Tohono O'odham Jar

This image is of a stolen Tohono O'dham jar, 8" diameter by 6" deep, polychrome with spiders and lightning. Has a chip inside rim.

Reported to Scottsdale Police, Report # 08-09760.

If you have any information about this jar, please contact: Old Territorial Indian Arts, 7077 E. Main St. #7, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480-945-5432, email: oldtershop@aol.com .



Native American Thunderbird Bracelet Stolen Fom Indian Wells, CA Home, February, 2008

A Zuni Inlay Thunderbird bracelet was stolen from a home that was undergoing repairs in India Wells, California in February 2008. An image is posted below:

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Thunderbird Bracelet

Stolen Zuni Inlay Thunderbird Bracelet

This is a Sterling silver Zuni Thunderbird bracelet - circa 1970's or earlier. Set with turquoise, coral, black coral (jet) and mother of pearl. From head to tail of thunderbird is 2-3/4" and width is 5".

If you have any information about this piece, please contact Detective Damon Butvidas, Palm Desert Sheriff Station, 73520 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Phone (760) 836-1600. You may also contact the owner of the stolen piece: Barbara Flock, 44095 Tahoe Circle, Indian Wells, CA 92210, Ph: (760) 340-1338, Fax: (760) 674-9159, email :barbaraflock2@msn.com .

 


Jewelry Stolen from Santa Fe Home, January 20, 2008

On Sunday, January 20, 2008, approximately 100 pieces of jewelry were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM Home. Some of the available images are posted below:

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Stolen Jewelry

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Stolen Jewelry

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Stolen Jewelry

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Stolen Jewelry

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Stolen Jewelry

Descriptions of the stolen items are as follows:

The case number is: 08-001142 for Santa Fe, NM. If you have any information about any of these items, contact the Santa Fe Police or the owner, Suzanne Staley, phone 505-992-6172, email: suzanne@earlstaley.com .


Old American Indian Pottery Stolen from Albuquerque Gallery, January 13, 2008

On Sunday, January 13, five major pieces of American Indian Pottery were stolen from the Cowboys and Indians Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. Images or drawings and descriptions of the stolen items are as follows

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1) Stolen Zia Olla, 2) Stolen Zia Olla, 3) Sketch of Stolen San Ildefonso Jar

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4) Stolen Zuni Dough Bowl, 5) Sketch of Stolen Zuni Heartline Deer Olla

Descriptions of the stolen items are as follows:

If you have any information about the stolen items, Tim Stump is the lead detective on the robbery case. If you have any new information, the case number is 0836355 and you can contact him at 505-924-6048. You may also contact the Cowboys and Indians Gallery at (505) 255-4054 or cowgirls@rt66.com .


Native American Statue Stolen from Albuquerque Gallery, December 2, 2007

A sculpture was stolen from Shiprock Trading Company in Old Town Albuquerque on 12/02/07. Shown below is a photo of the alabaster sculpture "Summer Breeze" by Clifford Fragua of Jemez Pueblo.

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Stolen Sculpture "Summer Breeze"

Stolen sculpture "Summer Breeze" by Clifford Fragua of Jemez Pueblo. It is 11" x 16" on a wood base. Please contact the Albuquerque Police Department if you have information about this theft.   The case number is 07-137869; Police contact number is (505) 768-2025. You may also contact the gallery at 505-242-4080 or email at albq@shiprocktrading.com with any information.


Native American Statue Stolen from Albuquerque, NM Gallery, November 29, 2007

On November 29, 2007, a man in an old pickup truck bearing license plate JWS973 ran in and grabbed the statue at Wright's Indian Art and ran out about 3pm. He was wearing a windbreaker and baseball cap. His face could not be seen. The stolen statue is shown below:

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Stolen American Indian Sculpture

The statue is by Kathy Whitman "Elk Woman", Lakota, titled "A Blessing of Love" and retail value would be about $3000. It was at least 2 1/2" feet tall. The sculpture was in pink alabaster on a wood base.

If anyone has any information on the stolen sculpture or on the old truck with license plate  JWS973 please contact the Albuquerque police department, case number 07136010, the report number is 071129000557, reporting officer R. Wuenschel #3373, or contact Wrights Gallery, phone 505-266-0120, e-mail info@wrightsgallery.com .


Antique Native American Moccasins Stolen in Jackson Hole, WY, November, 2007

We had a theft in November, 2007. The loss was seven pairs of antique moccasins. The moccasins were in display cases hanging from a stone fireplace in a restaurant at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.The moccasins were identified (from a photograph) by a local dealer in antiques. The stolen moccasins are pictured below:

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Stolen Antique Native American Moccasins

The stolen moccasins were identified as follows (left to right):

I am a detective with the Teton County Sheriff's Office in Jackson Wyoming. Our report number is 0712S-2293. I can be reached at (307)733-4052 or email gmerrell@tetonsheriff.org . Thank you, Gaylen Merrell, Detective, Teton County Sheriff's Office, Jackson, WY.


 

Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry Stolen from Flagstaff, Arizona Gallery, November, 2007

The following items were stolen from Old Adobe Traders, 204-C E. Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, on the morning of 11/03/07:

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1. Stolen bracelet by Tommy Jackson, 2. Stolen Coral Bracelet, 3. Stolen Turquoise Bracelet

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4. Stolen Turquoise Bracelet, 5. Stolen Bracelet with Two Turquoise Cabs

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6. Stolen Turquoise Bracelet, 7. Stolen Turquoise Bracelet

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8. Stolen Necklace, 9. Stolen Necklace, 10. Stolen Belt

The stolen items include:

If you have any information about the stolen items, please contact Merlin Carlson phone: 928-774-2411, email: Merlin@OldAdobeTraders.com or or the Flagstaff Police Dept. Refer to case #07-24649.


Navajo Tree-of-Life Weaving Stolen from Santa Fe, NM Home, October 3, 2007

On October 3, 2007, a Navajo tree-of-life weaving was reported missing from a Santa Fe, NM home. This weaving is pictured below:

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Stolen Tree-of-Life Weaving

The stolen weaving is a Teec Nos Pos  Tree-of-Life pattern, natural brown background, circa 1920-30, approximate size 60" x 36", with red, black and white border. Please contact the Santa Fe Police Department, case #07-018003, contact person Maurice Dixon 505-986-9007, or contact the owner at deeann@shiprocktrading.com


Jewelry Stolen from Santa Fe Collector's Home, August 17, 2007

The following items were stolen from a Santa Fe private collector's home on Friday, August 17, 2007. These items are showing up for resale on the internet.  Many of the stolen items are by contemporary Native American artists. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Cuff, Charm Bracelet and Diamond Horseshoe

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Stolen Horseshoe Watch, James Reid Earrings, Rez Ponies Trophy Buckle

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Stolen Concho Belts

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Stolen Cuffs, Rings and Concho Belt

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Stolen Cuff, Ring and Necklaces

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Stolen Cuff, Ring, Earrings, Pin and Rug

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Stolen Earrings and Buckle

The missing items are as follows:

These items are showing up for resale on the internet. If you have any information on these items, please contact the Criminal Investigations Department of the New Mexico State Police and the contact there is: Officer Steve Montano at 505-827-9066 . The City Case # is 07-014498. Anyone wanting to contact the police should contact Officer Montano of the criminal investigations department of the State Police, not the City  1.877.982.8478.


Navajo Textile Missing from Santa Fe Gallery, September, 2007

The following item is missing from Shiprock Santa Fe as of Friday, September 14, 2007.  We believe it was taken sometime after August 20, 2007.  

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Stolen Navajo Pictorial Weaving

It is a small Navajo pictorial textile measuring 28" x 33" by Hilda Begay. Circa 1960s - 1970s.  Wool:  handspun natural; grey, white brown, four-ply; blue, black, red, turquoise, dark brown, green, pink and taupe.  If you have any information regarding this item, please contact Officer Jon Gonzales of the Santa Fe Police Department, case number 07-019762. Or contact Jamie Kahn at 1.877.982.8478, jamie@shiprocktrading.com .


Maria Plate Stolen September, 2007

A plain ware Maria plate was shoplifted from the Faust Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, September 8th, 2007.

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Stolen Maria Plate

Description: Black Plain ware Plate signed Maria Poveka, 10 to 11 inch diameter. Anyone with information about this plate should contact David Stock, email: dsnative@cox.net , or contact the gallery at 480-946-6345.


Baskets and Other Items Lost from Truck, 5 August, 2007

Following the Albuquerque show this evening (08/05/07) a box fell out of the truck of one of our employee's while traveling North on I-25 near Bernalillo. He was quickly alerted that the box had fallen out and, by the time he was able to back up to the place where the box was lost, all that was left was one piece of bubble wrap. It is clear that someone retrieved and left with the box and its contents in the few short minutes it took to return to the point of loss. Though we are hoping that the person who picked up the box will contact us (each piece had a tag with our name on it), because of the short time that elapsed for the box to disappear and that our employee was clearly backing up in the median, we suspect that the retrieval of the box may not have been done with good intentions. Photos and descriptions of the missing items are posted below:

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Items Missing After a Box Fell Off a Truck Near Albuquerque, NM, August 5, 2007.

Anyone with information about any of these the missing items should contact David Cook Galleries, phone 303-623-8181, cell 720-838-0262, or e-mail info@davidcookgalleries.com.


19th Century Marquesas Island Ear Ornament

A 19th Century Marquesas Island ear ornament has been stolen from a client of Galerie Meyer in Paris, France.

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Stolen Ear Ornament

A large ha'akai, or ear ornament. The spur is set into the base plate instead of being carved in-one as is the norm. Marquesas Islands, Polynesia. Sperm-whale tooth (physeter catodon) and fiber. Early to mid 19th century. 10 x 8.2 x 3.8 cm. The figure is 3 cm high.

Please contact either Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art 17 Rue des Beaux-Arts Paris 75006 France TEL: (+ 33) (0) 1 43 54 85 74, FAX: (+ 33) (0) 1 43 54 11 12, MOBILE: (+ 33) (0) 6 80 10 80 22, AJPMEYER@aol.com or contact your local Police if you see this piece or are offered it for sale. a reward is offered for the return of the piece or information allowing the complete recovery of the item. Legal pursuit will be abandoned in exchange for the return of the art work in good condition.


Navajo Weavings and Baskets Stolen from Casa Grande, AZ Residence, July, 2007

Four Navajo Weavings and three Tohono O'odham baskets were discovered missing from a Casa Grande, AZ home on July 25, 2007. Photos of the missing items are posted below:

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Four Stolen Navajo Weavings.

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Three Stolen Tohono O'odham Baskets

Descriptions of the stolen items are as follows:

Anyone with information about these items should contact Deputy Nichols at the Pinal County Sheriff's Department, case #070728059, phone (520) 866-5511, or contact the owner, Marie Kieft, phone (520) 280-9090, email mariekieft@gmail.com .


Sheath and Pipe Stolen in Transit May, 2007

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Stolen Menomini Sheath and Argillite Pipe Bowl

In May, 2007, a Menomini black dyed buckskin and quilled sheath circa 1830, Size 10" x 4-1/4" and an Argillite pipe bowl 8" x 3" (approximately) went missing in transit. Please contact David West at Gallery West phone 520-529-7002 or Gallerywest@AOL.com if you have any information about the missing items.


Regalia Stolen from Gathering of Nations Powow, Albuquerque, NM, April, 2007

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Stolen Contemporary American Indian Regalia

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Stolen Contemporary American Indian Regalia

These are photos of some of the items stolen from Darrell Goodwill's sister and brother-in-law (Melinda and Rick Whitecloud) when they came to the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque in April, 2007. Their van was recovered but none of the beadwork, feathers, etc. were found. Please be on the lookout for these or spread the word. in case they appear on the open/black/pawn market any time soon. Thanks! If you have any information, please email the GON web site: website@gatheringofnations.com .

Please help our brothers and sisters recover their regalia! Pass this information on to everyone your know.

THANK YOU


Rifle Case Stolen from San Diego Residence, April, 2007

On April 26, 2007 via UPS we sent a San Diego city resident a very important artwork with a value of $25,000.00. I have enclosed a picture of the item in question and its description. Unfortunately the UPS driver instead of delivering it to the individual who had agreed to purchase it chose to simply leave it in front of the house, from where it was promptly stolen. We did not realize this theft had occurred until this past Thursday when I called the client and inquired why we had not received payment for our invoice which was enclosed in package. He was somewhat shocked and said he had never received a package from us. We immediately contacted UPS who did a trace of the shipment and told us they had simply left it in front of the house without a signature.

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ca. 19th century

A classic Crow rifle case. Beautiful beadwork trimmed with trade cloth. 36" long not including fringe. Forward fringe 22" long, with 30" drop. On buffalo hide. EX: Drew Bax Collection. If you have information about this rifle case, please notify David Garcia, Sherwoods Spirit of America,1005 Paseo de Peralta,Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-988-1776.


Navajo Weavings stolen from Toadlena Trading Post late 2006 or early 2007

Two rugs were stolen from inventory at Toadlena Trading Post, Newcomb, NM sometime at the end of last year or beginning of this year. Photos are posted here:

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Stolen Two Grey Hills Rug

This two Two Grey Hills Rug, approximately 4' x 7' each, was stolen from the Toadlena Trading Post inventory late in 2006 or early in 2007. Anyone who has information on this rug should contact Mark Winter at the Toadlena Trading Post, toadlena@hotmail.com .


Iroquois Masks and Frames Stolen in Transit to Iroquois Tribe, December, 2006

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Stolen Iroquois False Faces ca. 1830 and Beaded Picture Frames

In December, 2006, two Iroquois false faces (masks) circa 1830 went missing in transit to an Alexandria Bay, NY, home for transfer to the Iroquois tribe. Please contact the owner, Frank Bergevin, at e-mail frank.bergevin@verizon.net if you have any information about the missing items.


Home Burglarized in Eagar, AZ, Dec 18-19, 2006

During the night of December 18-19, 2006, a home was burglarized in Eagar, AZ. Several Navajo rugs, an Acoma seed jar, four Hopi pots and numerous non-Indian items were taken as shown in the photos below:

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Stolen Wide Ruins Rug - Stolen Burntwater Rug - Stolen Yei Rug

Anyone with information on the stolen items should contact the Eagar Police Department, Troy Czarnyszka, phone: 1-928-333-4127, ext 235 or Margarita Shelunchik, e-mail Mshelunchik@att.net.

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Stolen Hans Finsterwalder Wooden Ollas - Stolen Hans F. Wooden Jar - Stolen Cerno Acoma Seed Jar - Other Stolen Indian Pottery

Anyone with information on the stolen items should contact the Eagar Police Department, Troy Czarnyszka, phone: 1-928-333-4127, ext 235 or Mshelunchik@att.net.


Navajo Weavings Stolen from NJ Home, Approximately January 7, 2007

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1) Stolen 3rd Phase Blanket, 2) Stolen Contemporary Blanket, 3) Stolen Transitional Blanket, 4) Stolen Transitional Blanket

If you have any information about these stolen Navajo blankets, please contact New Jersey State Police Detectives Harry Walansky or Brett Hogan at (908) 996-2864 refer to case # 040-2007-00009. a $1000 cash reward is being offered for their return and/or the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this theft.


Items Stolen from Scottsdale, AZ Gallery During the Week of October 9, 2006

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The Stolen Item Descriptions are as Follows:

Please contact the gallery by phone at (480) 251-6383 or e-mail frankhilltribal@earthlink.net if you have any information about these items.


Belt Buckle Stolen in Denver, CO, September, 2006

We received the following message and sketch from Chris Bobrick:

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A customer of ours recently had his back pack stolen out of his car, probably the first week of September, 2006 in Denver Colorado. He had a belt buckle in it that was made for his father with the family brand Lazy V Bar Bar. He drew a picture of it for us since he did not have a photo. If you could post it as stolen it might show up somewhere. Please contact Lew Bobrick if you see it. 303-744-9203

Thanks

Chris & Lew Bobrick


Jewelry and Kachinas Stolen from Nambe, NM Home, August, 2006

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Items Stolen from Nambe, NM Home

If you have any information about these items, please contact Frances Barkmann, 48 County Road 84G, Santa Fe, NM 87506, phone 505-455-2512 or e-mail fran.barkmann@worldnet.att.net .


Bracelet Stolen from Whitehawk Show, Santa Fe, August, 2006

A seven-stone Navajo bracelet bracelet by Mark Chee was stolen from the Whitehawk show approximately August 17, 2006. See photo of bracelet and its signature below:

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Item Stolen from the Whitehawk show

If you have any information about this piece please contact John Krena at 541-554-2025, e-mail johnk@fourwindsgallery.com .


Jewelry Stolen from Whitehawk Show, Santa Fe, August, 2006

Eighteen lots of American Indian and Tribal Jewelry were stolen from the Whitehawk show approximately August 16, 2006. There are no photos. The owner has provided the following descriptions and sketches. If you click to obtain an enlarged image, each enlarged page will print on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper.

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Jewelry Stolen from the Whitehawk show

If you have any information about this case please contact the Santa Fe Police Department at 2515 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, N. M. 87505. The police report number is 06-014703, the officer's name is Herman and his phone 505-428-3710. You may also contact Heidi Becker at 541-554-2025.


Multi-Row Silver Squash Blossom Necklace and Silver Naja with Turquoise Nuggets - stolen from Santa Fe, NM Residence, July 2006

The following two photos are of a circa 1970s Navajo Silver Necklace and Silver Naja. The Silver Necklace has three rows of silver beads with squash blossoms densely packed (15 blossoms per side) & attached to the third row. The Silver Naja has several Turquoise Nuggets of unusual placement.

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Stolen 1970s Era Squash Blossom Necklace

"A former tenant (including tenant's husband and male associate) had access to owner's property and may be connected to the disappearance of this jewelry. Tenant and associate also had connections to the Santa Fe Opera where the jewelry may have been hidden (per overheard conversation)" .

If you have any information, please contact Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, Case # 0206007130, Detective Wm. Pacheco, 505-986-2490, or 1-800-742-1144. You may also contact the jewelry's owner, Melanie Deason at 505-438-7708, at 4763 Morning Street, Santa Fe, NM 87507, e-mail melaniesantafe@netzero.net . Thank you for your help. The jewelry once belonged to my elderly mother, who recently passed away.


Caddoan Artifacts Stolen from Arkansas Museum, Spring, 2006

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Sample of Stolen Caddoan Pottery

William C. Temple, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the State of Arkansas, is requesting the public's assistance in locating and recovering 26 pieces of historically significant Caddo Indian artifacts that date back to 600 A.D. These 26 pieces of ancient Caddo Indian Nation pottery were reported missing in August 2006 from the Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Station located on the campus of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. It is suspected the pottery artifacts were likely stolen sometime during a three month period between May 2006 and August 2006.

The full set of images and further details can be found at http://www.ATADA.org/arttheft020708.pdf .


Baskets Stolen from Las Vegas, NV Storage Facility, May, 2006

Three Washoe baskets were stolen from a Las Vegas, NV, Storage Facility in May, 2006.

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Stolen Washoe Baskets

These baskets are all in the range of 9-1/2" to 11" in diameter. If you have any information about this case please contact the Las Vegas, NV police department. The LV Metro Police crime # is 0605152084, the detective handling the case is Robert Hagberg. You may also contact Jim at jdsantini1@verizon.net


Two Baskets Stolen from Santa Fe Shipping Facility, April, 2006

The following images are photos of two baskets that were apparently stolen by a UPS employee in April 2006 during transit (it appears likely that this happened at the Santa Fe, N. M., UPS facility). The UPS shipping label and the Kania-Ferrin Gallery label (which does not include the word "gallery" ) were cut off our box and taped onto a large box of toilet paper rolls which the client in Chicago received.

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Stolen Pima Bowl and Stolen Mono Toy Cradle

Basket #1 is a Pima bowl with human figures measuring 7 3/4" d. by 3 1/2" h. Basket #2 is a Western Mono toy basketry cradle measuring 19 1/2" L. by 9 1/2" Wide and 8" deep at the sunshade.

If you have any information about this case please contact the SANTA FE POLICE DEPARTMENT at 2515 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, N. M. 87505. The police report number is 06-007652, officer's name is Blea and his phone 505-428-3710. You may also contact Kania-Ferrin Gallery, 662 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, N. M. 87501, contact Joe Ferrin, 505-982-8767, kaniaferrin@aol.com .


Plains Blanket Strip Stolen from Steamboat Springs, CO Museum 3/14/2006

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Stolen Ute or Sioux Blanket Strip

A Sioux or Ute beaded blanket strip was stolen from the Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO, sometime between Tuesday, 3/14 and Wednesday, 3/15, 2006. Description: Ute or Sioux beaded blanket strip, c.1890-1900 size is 5 feet long by 4 inches wide, seed beads on brain tanned hide, primary colors are white background, with red and blue circles (rosettes) with green rectangles (all designs are alternating). Police case # is P0602090, Officer Matthew Harmon #327. Phone: 970-879-1144, www.steamboatsprings.net.

You may contact the museum through Candice Lombardo, Executive Director, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Box 772372, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Phone: 970-879-2214 or topmuseum@springsips.com. Thank you for your help!


American Indian Items Stolen from Santa Fe, NM Gallery March 12, 2006

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Stolen Late Classic/Transitional Navajo Blanket

If you have any information on these stolen items, please contact Lane Coulter or Jan Brooks at 1-505-983-3232 or email: acme@nets.com


American Indian Items Stolen from Jackson Hole, WY Home, Spring, 2005

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American Indian Items Stolen from a Jackson Hole, WY Home, Spring, 2005

A Jackson Hole, WY home experienced a theft in Spring, 2005. The stolen items include a Hopi Kachina, a Klagetoh rug, a Red Mesa rug, a Sioux roach, a pair of leather pants said to have been worn by Chief Sitting Bull, a pipe bag said to have been used by Chief Sitting Bull and two Socorro Ollas. It is possible that a prominent Santa Fe trader, not an ATADA member, sold some of these items just before he passed away. If you have information on any of these items, send email to tony@swbtc.com .

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American Indian Items Stolen from a Jackson Hole, WY Home, Spring, 2005

A Jackson Hole, WY home experienced a theft in Spring, 2005. The stolen items include a Hopi Kachina, a Klagetoh rug, a Red Mesa rug, a Sioux roach, a pair of leather pants said to have been worn by Chief Sitting Bull, a pipe bag said to have been used by Chief Sitting Bull and two Socorro Ollas. It is possible that a prominent Santa Fe trader, sold some of these items just before he passed away. Contact tony@swbtc.com .


Two Baskets and a Beaded Bag Stolen in Santa Fe, NM, Jan 26, 2006

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Please contact Matt Wood or Jeff Wood at Len Wood's Indian Territory any information regarding the theft or whereabouts of any of these three items - Len Wood's Indian Territory Gallery, 305 North Coast Hwy., #D, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, Phone: (949) 497-5747.


Baskets and Jar Stolen from Snowmass, Colorado Home November, 2005

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Stolen Pima Baskets N-33, N-95, N-108A, N-109 and N-127

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Stolen Pima Baskets N-128, N-131, N-134, N-141 and Stolen Cochita Jar N-88

In November, 2005, nine Pima Baskets and a Cochita Pueblo Jar were reported stolen from a Snowmass, Colorado home, The police report number is 05S378 and the contact is Officer Clay Owen at the Snowmass Police Department - Telephone #970-923-5330 ext. 204. The owner, Charles Balbach can be reached at 716-662-2298 or addisonventures@verizon.net . Descriptions of the baskets are as follows:


Historic Pottery, Chinese Artifacts, Points and Early Navajo Blankets Stolen from Colorado Home

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Stolen Tularosa Olla, Historic Mata Ortiz Effigy Jar, Chinese Han Dynasty Statues and Tang Dynasty Horse

In September, 2005, a Canon City, Colorado home was broken into and a lifetime collection of artifacts were stolen. Removed were 8 Navajo weaves, these were not my forte as my interest is mainly in ancient ceramics and flint items, however I know these weaves are all old and were worth a lot to me. the following was also taken- 1- Estruscan effigy pot, about 14 ancient asian pieces, 1- spanish colonial plate from Florida, 6- south american pre-columbian pieces, 14- south western prehistoric pieces, 33 riker mounts of the very best of my projectile points and blades and approximately 12 various early tramp art frames and art. Four images are presented above and more details and images will be forthcoming. The police case # is 05-2285 and the detective handling this case is Sergeant Robert Dodd phone 719-276-2285. The owner is Keith Maloney, phone 719-276-2291, e-mail keith51181@netzero.net. Anyone with information about this case should contact Sergeant Dodd or the owner.


Rainbow Man Necklace Stolen from Massachusetts Home

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Sketch of Stolen Rainbow Man Necklace

A coin silver sand cast rainbow man necklace was stolen from Jill McKinney of Brookline, Massachusetts in September, 2005. If you have any information about this necklace, please contact the owner at jmckin@us.ibm.com. Reward offered, no questions asked.


Eskimo Scrimshaw Adze Head Stolen from Wisconsin Home 10/04/2003

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Stolen Scrimshaw Adze Head

This is a dragon scrimshawed onto an Eskimo artifact ivory adze-head. It stands about 6-12" - 7-1/2" tall. I believe it is signed Stan Ivek. I filed a police report with the Jefferson, WI. police department, but I am not sure if I can find a copy of the report. I have attached a photo of the item (whish now that I had a better photo). It was stolen 10/04/03. Please contact me for any other needed information at aalaskaal@hotmail.com


Navajo Rugs and Saltillo Serape Stolen from California Museum

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Stolen 19th Century Navajo Child's Blanket

Native wool and dye, 48" x 35", warp: 10/inch weft: 36/inch, Child's serape or double-saddle blanket. Red background with series of 5 rows of diamond-edged diamonds in white and pale green, enclosing a white or green zigzag or cross. Little blue in zigzags at one end. Selvage cord, corner tassels. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .

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Stolen Navajo Child's/Saddle Blanket circa 1870-1880

Native wool, 51" x 31", warp: 8/inch - white, weft: 46/inch - white, pink, crimson, scarlet, LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .

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Stolen Navajo Child's/Saddle Blanket, 19th Century

Native wool, 50" x 31", warp: 12/inch weft: 48/inch white background almost covered with stripes of red and blue and pale tan. in center, wide area of red with terraced diamond zigzag lines in blue and blue crosses in center. At ends, diamond motifs in red, white and tan. Intermediate zigzag lines of red and blue. White and blue are native wool. Reworked edges. Red, two shades of tan are non-native, two-ply wool. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .

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Stolen Navajo Child's/Saddle Blanket 19th Century

Native wool 52" x 35" warp: 11/inch weft: 42/inch Navaho double saddle blanket, terrace style. Ground natural grey with narrow bands of red and light green and blue stripes. At ends, narrow bands of terrace motifs in blue and green on orange ground. in center, red band with blue terrace diamond motifs. Red is non-native and in places, mixed with white native. Rest of wool is native. Selvage cord. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .

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Stolen Navajo Saddle Blanket, 19th Century

Native wool 45" x 28", warp: 9/inch weft: 42/inch, background creamy white with bands of red and blue stripes. Number of shades of red ranging from purple to soft rose. Little pale green in end bands, in a beaded stripe. Reds are all non-native wools and pale green in non-native also. Selvage cord, edges have been sewed with silk thread. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .

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Stolen Navajo blanket, 19th Century

Native wool, 63" x 44", warp: 8/inch weft: 46/inch, blue and black narrow striped background with intervals of red bayeta, white and blue diamond stripes. Center oblique-angled diamond with red center, blue, white and red border. Lightning-shaped zigzags and smaller diamond in center of diamond motif. Bayeta soft rose. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org.

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Stolen Navajo "Eye Dazzler" Blanket, 19th Century

Native wool 80" x 50" warp: 8/inch weft: 32/inch red background with large oblique angle-shaped diamonds across center. in the end areas, a series of large enclosing terrace motifs, the center of which is a white cross. Design in black, white and pale green throughout. Native wool, selvage cord, lazy lines visible. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .

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Stolen Navajo Blanket, 19th Century

Native wool and dye, wedge weave 86" x 54" warp: 7/inch weft: 22/inch white background with design bands in soft rose with vertical zigzags in black and tan. Six design bands, two of which are together in center of blanket. Native wool and dye. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org.

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Stolen Navajo Blanket/Rug, 1880-1900

62" x 48" warp: 10/inch - white cotton weft: 54/inch - black, white & red wool, background is made up by alternating a black and white weft thread. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org.

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 19th Century

Native wool, aniline dye, 60" x 44", warp: 10/inch weft: 32/inch white background with cornstalk in center, two Yei figures on each side of it with hand held up grasping rattles(?) and feathers streaming down from arms. Rainbow encircles three sides of rug, top left open. Colors red, black, orange, green, purple, brown, etc. Native wool, aniline dye. Selvage cords, corner tassels. LAPD DR# 73-679056 (Case 10-1/73), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org.

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Stolen Saltillo Serape, Early 19th Century

Mexican wool and cotton, 92" x 51", warp: 19/inch - cotton weft: 74/inch - wool. Made in two pieces. Head opening in center has been sewed up and the rest of center seam crocheted together. Center lozenge of deep, rich brown with inner lozenges of dark blue, light blue and white. a sprinkling of white dots. Narrow border of dark brown sprinkled with white dots. General field is white with brown and blue dots. Linen warp. Tapestry weave, soft and not too tight. LAPD DR# 05-1423718 (Case 8-1/05), contact: LAPD's Art Theft Detail at 213-485-2524 or by e-mail at ARTCOP@lapd.lacity.org .


Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug Stolen

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Stolen Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug

On August 17, 2005 a large Teec Nos Pos Navajo rug was stolen from the Shiprock Trading Company in Albuquerque, NM. If you have any information about this rug, please contact the Albuquerque Police Department at (505) 761-8800 (the case number is 050817/0143 and the investigating officer was officer H. I. Padilla badge number 3839), or contact the store at: Shiprock Trading Company, 413 Romero Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 242-4080 Phone, (505) 242-4108 Fax, albq@shiprocktrading.com


Historic American Indian Artifacts Stolen from Silver City, NM, July, 2005

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Stolen Historic American Indian Artifacts

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Stolen Historic American Indian Artifacts

in July, 2005, a group of historic American Indian artifacts including a black wooden grasshopper were stolen from Silver City, NM. Anyone who has information about any of these artifacts should contact the Silver City, NM police at 505-538-3723 or Bobby Smrkovsky at mimbresptry@zianet.com .


Jewelry Stolen from Santa Fe Home July 6, 2005

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Stolen Jewelry Stolen Rings

On July 4, 2005 a Fred Peshlikai square stone Blue Gem Navajo bracelet, eight pairs of earrings, four valuable old rings and several other pieces were stolen from a home in Santa Fe. This jewelry is described in detail in the above sketches by the owner. If anyone has information on these items, please contact Liz Wallace at (505) 690-9516 or the Santa Fe Police Department (505) 955-5080 case number 05-016830.


Van Containing Navajo Art Stolen from Gallup, NM Indian Trader June 30, 2005

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Stolen Navajo Teec Nos Pos Rug, Stolen Navajo Bow and Quiver and Stolen Navajo Dress

On or about June 30, 2005, a white 2003 Ford Econoline Van with NM Plate # 896NDC, VIN # 1FTSE34LX3HC06609 with two doors up front and two cargo doors in the rear, no rear panel or side panel windows, with tinted glass (a small fixed-pane window immediately behind the driver's door window was recently replace and was not as darkly tinted as the others) was stolen from a Gallup Indian Trader's home. a large amount of American Indian Art and Jewelry was in the van when it was stolen. Three of the larger, more valuable items are pictured above: 1)a circa 1930 Teec Nos Pos rug, approximately 9.5' x 6.5', a Navajo (Manuelito) Mountain Lion Hide Bow Case and Quiver with bow, circa 1880 and a Navajo two-part dress (looks like two blankets loosely sewn together at the top) in cochineal-dyed and brown wool, ca. 1850-1870. Further photos will be provided as they become available. Any one with information about the van or the items pictured here should contact the New Mexico state police, PO Box 167, Rehoboth, NM 87322 phone 505-863-9353 or fax 505-722-2043 - Patrolman Craig Champion is cognizant about this case.

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Stolen Navajo Collar Tab and Stolen Navajo Pin

On or about June 30, 2005, a white 2003 Ford Econoline Van with NM Plate # 896NDC, VIN # 1FTSE34LX3HC06609 with two doors up front and two cargo doors in the rear, no rear panel or side panel windows, with tinted glass (a small fixed-pane window immediately behind the driver's door window was recently replace and was not as darkly tinted as the others) was stolen from a Gallup Indian Trader's home. a large amount of American Indian Art and Jewelry was in the van when it was stolen. Two items among the stolen jewelry were: 1) one of a pair of Navajo collar tabs, with ten round, flat turquoise cabochons each, circa 1930, long side of the collar point is 3 inches, short side is 2 1/2 inches and width is 1/2 inch and 2) a Navajo sand cast pin, ca. 1930. The pin is nearly identical in form and stamping to one shown pg. 47 of Greg Schaaf book "American Indian Jewelry I", middle far right of the pg., by Eskie Tsosie, a Navajo smith active 1910 - 1940s and these red glass "stones" are found occasionally in jewelry ca. the Depression era, which made it a very interesting piece. It is cast with good weight and, for those with the Schaaf book handy, the photo is fairly close to life-size of the pin. Further photos will be provided as they become available. Any one with information about the van or the items pictured here should contact the New Mexico state police, PO Box 167, Rehoboth, NM 87322 phone 505-863-9353 or fax 505-722-2043 -Patrolman Craig Champion is cognizant about this case.


Theft from Museum at Bland, Virginia, May 30, 2005

The FBI Washington Field Office and Richmond Division are investigating the theft of several hundred artifacts taken during a nighttime burglary of the Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum, located in Bland, Virginia. The burglary happened on May 30, 2005. We became aware of the burglary in June 2006 and offered our assistance to the Bland County, Virginia Sheriff's Office. Photos of the objects are posted below:

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1) Stolen Clovis Point, 2) Stolen Figurine and 3) Stolen Effigy Bird Pipe

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4) Stolen Clay Pipe from Guatemala, 5) Stolen Steatite Squirrel Pipe and 6) Stolen Tarantula Pipe

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7) Stolen Tarantula Pendant, 8) Stolen Bird Effigy Pipe

If anyone has any information related to the stolen artifacts please contact Special Agent Gregg S. Horner, FBI, Washington Field Office at (202) 278-2000.


Theft at Cortez, CO Gallery, April 13, 2005

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Stolen Pottery

The Montezuma County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that occurred on or around April 13, 2005 at Mesa Indian Trading Company and Gallery, just outside Cortez, Colorado, where unknown persons stole approximately $121,000. in irreplaceable Santa Clara pots and plates, some dating back to the 1920s. There was also damage done to the property to gain access to the gallery.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Montezuma Crime stoppers at 970-565-4243 between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday or Detective Lt. Steve Harmon, Montezuma County Sheriff's Office at 970-565-8452 ext 320.


Theft at High Noon Show, Mesa, AZ, 25 January, 2005

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Stolen Horsehair Basket

If you have any information about this horsehair basket, 4" tall x 3-1/2" wide contact the Phoenix Police Department wrt case number 2005-50156674 at phone number (602)262-7626 or contact Hudson Trading Company at (520)896-2901.

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Stolen Horsehair Friendship and Eagle Basket

If you have any information about this horsehair friendship basket, 6" diameter, contact the Phoenix Police Department wrt case number 2005-50156674 at phone number (602)262-7626 or contact Hudson Trading Company at (520)896-2901.

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Stolen Horsehair Basket

If you have any information about this horsehair basket, 7.5" diameter, contact the Phoenix Police Department wrt case number 2005-50156674 at phone number (602)262-7626 or contact Hudson Trading Company at (520)896-2901.

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Stolen Horsehair Friendship and Geometric Basket

If you have any information about this horsehair friendship basket, 8.5" diameter, contact the Phoenix Police Department wrt case number 2005-50156674 at phone number (602)262-7626 or contact Hudson Trading Company at (520)896-2901.

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Stolen Washoe Basket by Dat-So-La-Lee

If you have any information about this one-rod Washoe basket, redbud and bracken fern on a willow background, 5" diameter and 4" high, contact the Phoenix Police Department wrt case number 2005-50156674 at phone number (602)262-7626 or contact Hudson Trading Company at (520)896-2901.


Federal Bureau of Investigation

STOLEN NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS

Below are photos of three of seventeen items taken during an early morning burglary on January 11, 2005, of the cultural museum at the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians located in Indio, California. The seventeen artifacts are valued at more than $100,000 and were comprised of personally loaned items as well as items loaned from the State of California. All but three have been recovered with the help of this page. Any and all information about the three remaining stolen items should be directed to Special Agent Joseph K. Stuart, Palm Springs Resident Agency, (760) 320-0800, ext 23.

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Stolen Native American Artifacts

Reference: FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.


Theft in London, England, January, 2005

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Stolen Woven Bag with Shoulder Strap

If you have any information about this bag, contact Nick Davidson PC 124ZT, Metropolitan Police,London, England, Nick.Davidson@met.police.uk

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Stolen Woven Bonnet with Chin Ties

If you have any information about this bag, contact Nick Davidson PC 124ZT, Metropolitan Police, London, England, Nick.Davidson@met.police.uk

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Stolen Knife with Sheath

If you have any information about this bag, contact Nick Davidson PC 124ZT, Metropolitan Police,London, England, Nick.Davidson@met.police.uk


Theft of Tribal Art in California

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Stolen Egyptian Talisman, ca. 3rd Century B. C.

The theft of my briefcase occurred on the property (garage) of my residence in San Clemente, ca. and was taken from inside my automobile while I was unloading many bags and boxes of art objects and suitcases and carrying them into my house. It occurred between 8:30 and 9:30 PM on 12/21/04. There were four objects inside my briefcase listed below:

If you have any information on these pieces, please contact me (Ron Normandeau) at (949) 443-1605 or cell # (310) 951-5131, or at info@anthroposgallery.com .


Theft of Weaving from Winter Antiquities Show, January, 2005

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STOLEN Navajo Chinle serape, ca. 1930

Navajo Chinle serape, ca. 1930, pink, grey and brown hand spun and indigo blue. 54" x 68" .

This blanket was stolen from the Elk Creek Trading Company booth at the Santa Fe Winter Antiquities show on January 2nd, 2005,

Santa Fe Police report # 05-000128. If you have any information about this weaving, contact the Santa Fe Police Department at 505-955-5033 or contact the Elk Creek Trading Company, 200 Aspen Lane, Pine, CO 80470, Phone.: 303-838-6245, Fax: 303-838-6242, E-mail: elkcreektrading@earthlink.net .


Theft of Kachina from Millcent Rogers Museum, December, 2004

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STOLEN KACHINA - Zuni, Waraci KoKo Kachina

Cow Kachina ca. 1880, 17inches high stolen from MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM, TAOS, NM, phone 505-758-2462, Police Report # 263330 NM, State Police Officer Elias Montoya, P.O. Box 5753, 31 Paseo del Canon, Taos NM 87571, 505-758-1466.


Theft of Navajo Textile from Gallery in Santa Fe October 20, 2004

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Stolen Teec Nos Pos Rug

We unfortunately must report a theft from Price-Dewey Galleries, 53 Old Santa Fe Trail, 2nd Floor, Santa Fe, 87505. This incident has been reported to the authorities. We believe the following textile was stolen during business hours, during the day, Wednesday, October 20th, 2004. The textile was located in a shared public space in a stairwell/hallway.


Stolen Moccasins

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Stolen Moccasins

A pair of moccasins shown in the photo above are missing from the Spanish and Indian Trading Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico and are presumed stolen. Please call (505)983-6106 if you have information about these moccasins.


Stolen Art Dolls

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Stolen Art Dolls

Sometime between Feb. 23rd and March 2nd Brant Mackley Gallery had art objects stolen from cartons in transit between the Marin Indian Art show and the gallery location in Pennsylvania. Brant Mackley Gallery shipped 12 cartons and crates via an art transport company these cartons were picked up from the secure holding facility at the San Rafael, ca. Embassy Suites and were delivered to Brant Mackley Gallery on March 2, 04 in Hummelstown, PA. Mr. Mackley immediately discovered three of the cartons had been cut open and resealed during transit. Stolen were a wood carved canoe with two wood carved articulated figures with fur hair, varnish surface, incised carved necklace details, late 19th century, Chippewa or Eastern Sioux Indian origin. The taller figure is approx. 18 inches tall by 4 inches wide, the smaller figure is 12 inches tall by 3 inches wide. The basswood canoe model was also varnished and had two brass tack inserts at the top of prow.

Please contact Brant Mackley Gallery at 717-566-9409 with any information. a reward is being offered for the return of these items.


Stolen Killing Club

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Stolen Killing Club

This killing fish club has been stolen in my shop today, March 6, 2004. Thank you for getting in touch if you see it.


Stolen Eskimo Doll's Head

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Stolen Eskimo Doll's Head

In late January, burglars entered my home and removed this 100-300 AD Eskimo Ivory Human Doll's Head. It is 2-7/8" High and a creamy, golden color. If you see this item or have it offered to you for sale, please contact Jeff Goldsmith, Charlottesville, Virginia, phone (434) 979-9524 or email: tcoyote@msn.com. There is a reward for information leading to its return. Thank you


Stolen Hopi Kachina

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Stolen Hopi Kachina

The attached is a photograph of a kachina that appears to have been stolen from Price-Dewey Galleries sometime in the week of Jan 19, 2004. We would appreciate any assistance you might offer in circulating this photograph. It is 13" high, ca. 1925, Zuni Sipikne. Please contact the gallery and/or the police if you have any information regarding this piece. There have been an increasing number of thefts in Santa Fe this past year - we need to catch these people!

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,


Stolen Lucy Lewis Pot

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Stolen Lucy Lewis Pot

On September 12, 2003, a small Lucy Lewis pot was stolen from the Monkey Tree Gallery. The pot was approx. 4" h. x 4" dia. You can reach us at 505-989-8444 office or 505-988-5503.


Stolen California Basket

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Stolen California Basket

The basket was stolen from the Indian Museum in Yosemite Valley in August of 2003. It is described as: a lobular shaped, coiled, single-rod basket made of red bud and sedge root woven by by Anne Lake pre-1940s, 18" diameter, 12" deep. Anyone with information about this basket is asked to contact Steve Yu, Criminal Investigator, Yosemite National Park, (209) 372-0215 office, (209) 770-6344 cell, Steve_Yu@nps.gov .


Three Navajo Weavings Stolen from Santa Fe, NM Residence

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Stolen Contemporary Navajo Raised Outline Teec Nos Pos Weaving

40" x 62", Tan/Green/Peach, Purchased 9/88 Cristof's, Santa Fe, New Mexico

On the morning of July 8th, 2003, I had three Navajo Rugs stolen from my home on the eastside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have circulated photos to some of the area dealers, but also wanted to register on your site to broaden the search. The Santa Fe Police Report number is 03016807. The Detective assigned to the burglary is Danny Ramirez. I'd appreciate any assistance you can provide in returning these items, Marina Baroff, 1730 Kearsarge Road, La Jolla, ca. 92037, 858-454-2698 H, 619-528-5819 W

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Stolen Contemporary Navajo Storm Pattern Weaving

25" x 33", Brown/White/Black, Purchased 4/00, Garland's Navajo Rugs, Sedona, Arizona

On the morning of July 8th, 2003, I had three Navajo Rugs stolen from my home on the eastside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have circulated photos to some of the area dealers, but also wanted to register on your site to broaden the search. The Santa Fe Police Report number is 03016807. The Detective assigned to the burglary is Danny Ramirez. I'd appreciate any assistance you can provide in returning these items, Marina Baroff, 1730 Kearsarge Road, La Jolla, ca. 92037, 858-454-2698 H, 619-528-5819 W.

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Stolen 1930s Navajo Eye Dazzler Eagle Feather Weaving

36" x 72", Red/White/Blue, Purchased 6/01 Cisco's, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

On the morning of July 8th, 2003, I had three Navajo Rugs stolen from my home on the eastside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have circulated photos to some of the area dealers, but also wanted to register on your site to broaden the search. The Santa Fe Police Report number is 03016807. The Detective assigned to the burglary is Danny Ramirez. I'd appreciate any assistance you can provide in returning these items, Marina Baroff, 1730 Kearsarge Road, La Jolla, ca. 92037, 858-454-2698 H, 619-528-5819 W.


Artifacts Stolen from Papua, New Guinea Museum, May 19, 2003

On May 19, 2003 the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery lost a number of important artifacts

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NOTICE OF THEFT:

Artifacts stolen from the Papua New Guinea National Museum in Boroko

On May 19, 2003 the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery lost a number of important artifacts from its galleries, due to a break-in into the Museum at night. The thieves forced their way into the building, emptied an important showcase in the Life and Land Gallery (Prehistory) and smashed show cases containing body ornaments in the Independence gallery.

At least 14 stolen artifacts (possibly up to 5 more, including a replica) come indeed from a display of important prehistoric stone artifacts. Dr Pamela Swadling, the former curator of Prehistory at the National Museum, established an illustrated and annotated list of the items, based on a report to Soroi M. Eoe, Museum Director. The list of body ornaments stolen from Independence gallery gives the inventory numbers and an object title for another 36 items.

For more details, go to http://www.pacificarts.org/theft.html


Maria Bowl Stolen from Santa Fe Gallery, March 28, 2003

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Maria pot

Stolen San Ildefonso Blackware Bowl

Stolen from Steve Elmore Indian Art on March 28, 2003: A San Ildefonso blackware bowl, signed Marie. Measures 7 " diameter x 2 " height. Please contact the gallery if you have seen or have been offered this piece. Thanks for your cooperation. Steve Elmore, 505-995-9677, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Suite M, Santa Fe, NM 87501.


Beadwork Stolen in Teton County, WY, Sept 6, 2002

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Stolen Beadwork

On or shortly before Sept 6, 2002, there was a theft of about $30,000 worth of material in Teton County, Wyoming. I have filed a report there. I had stolen three vests, one blue background with two elk on the front in a butterscotch color, one vest with yellow background with two deer two sheep and two eagles on the front, the other was a Sioux or northern plains white background with geometric patterns, the fourth piece was a large full size Cheyenne cradle on sticks-red trade cloth with white and gold tube beads 19th century, also had tacks in sticks.  

The case is # 02088-2974, Teton County Sheriffs dept Bob Morley phone 307-733-4052

This report was provided by Tom Hampton of Hampton Historicals


Stolen Ceramic

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Stolen Textiles, Dec 10, 2001

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The first is a Crystal, ca. 1890, 79" x 50", value $3,800.00. The second is a Transitional Second Phase Variant Chief's Blanket, value $8,000.00. The Case No. is 201L0121, Investigating Officer Deputy David Yount, (505) 986-2460. The individual from whom these were stolen is Edwin Crow, (505) 820-2444. (Reported to ATADA 12/20/01).


STOLEN PROPERY REPORT

Clear Sky Indian Art

Missing August 15, 2001, Santa Fe

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Please note that not all of the items in the photos were stolen Just the three graduated storage boxes, the smaller red-corner double-box to the right and the Tlingit rattle-top in the center of the photo in front of the boxes.

The Case # with the Santa Fe Police Department is: 01022632. The person to contact is Officer Eugene Lucero, (505) 955-6576.


Mexican Ceramic Artifact Stolen from Santa Fe Gallery, July 15, 2001

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This object was stolen on Sunday, July 15, 2001 from our gallery at 600 Canyon Road. Its theft has been reported to the Santa Fe Police, Case # 01-018653, please contact Officer John P. Luiso of the City of Santa Fe Police Department, 505-955-5000. Also contact Ron Messick Fine Arts at 505-983-9533 should you have any information on its whereabouts. Dimensions: 6-3/4 x 1-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches.


Concho Belt Stolen from Gallery in Sydney Australia, on or about May 1st, 2001

This item has been posted promptly as it would be a hardship to get full information from Australia.

I would like to report a concho belt stolen from Four Winds Gallery, Sydney Australia, on or about May 1st, 2001. It is a Phase II belt with seven large oval repousse conchas (approx. 5" diameter) and a small rectangular buckle. The belt is on original leather and the conchas are backed. Although there is no photo, the belt is quite similar to one pictured on page 104 in the Frank Harlow jewelry book. Thank you,


Two Double Saddle Blankets Stolen from Santa Fe, NM residence.

The Case # is #00012310, S.F. Police Department, Officer Brenner. Owner is Jeff Kahn, (800) 370-1608. (office) (480) 585-5093 (home). Please notify owner if found.


400 Artifacts Discovered Missing from the Facilities of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Fall, 2000

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Stolen Blanket

In the fall of 2000, the Wisconsin Historical Society made a shocking discovery: hundreds of artifacts from their collection had been taken, and one of their own ex-staff members was a primary suspect. In October 2001, former WHS curator, David Wooley, plead guilty to 14 counts of felony theft and 3 counts of failing to file a state tax return. Hundreds of artifacts remain at large. More details are available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/rmw/RMW-002_200903F03.html .

Anyone with more information about the missing artifacts should contact the Wisconsin Historical Society at feedback@wisconsinhistory.org or browse to http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ .



Pottery Stolen from The Museum of Man

The pottery depicted in the photographs below were stolen in a burglary at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 one week before they were to go on exhibit (01-10-2000). Several other items, not pictured, were included in the theft. Anyone having information regarding this investigation is requested to contact Detective Craig Speck at 619-525-8427 or Detective Sergeant Joe Wood at 619-525-8449 of the San Diego Police Department Central Investigations Division.

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Stolen Hopi Seed Jar

This jar, 6.5 cm h x 6.2 cm dia, with three ears of corn, one ear is red, two are black, all with some white kernels, burnished red with cream-colored relief, is signed "Gary Polacca Nampeyo, 77" . The bottom has a prior mark "150.00" .

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Stolen Hopi Seed Jar

This seed jar, 5.7 cm. high x 6.2 cm dia, has a red sgraffito stag head on a cream background, signed "78, Ellsworth Polacca Nampeyo, (corn plant hallmark.)"

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Stolen Hopi Jar

This jar, 13.4 cm high x 16.9 cm dia, red and black design on cream background, is signed "Leah Nampeyo (Corn Stalk Hallmark)", with "1296" in pencil on base.

 

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Stolen Hopi Bowl

This bowl, 11.0 cm high x 16.2 cm dia, red and black design migrational eagle on cream background, some surface pits, abrasion near rim, is marked "Harold Nampeyo 19_4," "KXIL", label "400.00" on base.

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Stolen Hopi Bowl

This bowl, 7.7 cm h x 7.8 cm dia, has raised, carved, brown pattern of eagle, ground squirrels and wolf in landscape of mesas and crosshatched sky on a light tan background, marked "Loren H. Nampeyo" with hallmark of corn stalk on base.

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Stolen Hopi Seed Jar

This seed jar, 7.1 cm h x 7.3 cm dia, redware with brown, carved bear design on cream background sgrafitto carved feather design, clouds and bear paw, is signed "Gary Polacca Nampeyo" on base.

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Stolen Hopi Plate

This plate, 0.4 cm h x 23.7 cm dia, has carved brown hawk and eagle sgraffito design on cream background with 16 coral and 3 turquoise round stones, is signed "Nampeyo, 79" on base.

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Stolen Santa Clara Polychrome Bowl

This polychrome bowl, 9.2 cm h x 23.7 cm dia, has two polychrome eagles in black and rust on interior. Outside surface is painted rust up to midpoint, has one fire cloud, painted pattern on light background bordered by two narrow black bands, possibly made by Maria and Julian ca. 1920-1923, has gummed sticker residue on base.

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Stolen Hopi Jar

This jar, 8.5 cm h x 12 cm dia, has red and black geometric designs on a cream background, signed "Melda Nampeyo" with corn ear hallmark on base. Has "100(00underlined)" price mark pencilled on base.

The pottery depicted in the photographs above were stolen in a burglary at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park, San Diego, ca. 92101 one week before they were to go on exhibit (01-10-2000). Several other items, not pictured, were included in the theft. Anyone having information regarding this investigation is requested to contact Detective Craig Speck at 619-525-8427 or Detective Sergeant Joe Wood at 619-525-8449 of the San Diego Police Department Central Investigations Division.


Stolen Navajo Rug Collection

These items were stolen from a Navajo rug collector on August 18, 1999. If you have any information on any of these rugs, please contact either Detective Brian Christensen or Detective Rick Wermuth, Teton County Sheriff's office, 307-733-4052, Case number 992912.

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Stolen Navajo JB Moore Rug

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Stolen JB Moore Rug

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 3'x5'

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 3'x6'

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Stolen Navajo Hubbell Rug

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 4-1/2' x 4'

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Stolen Navajo JB Moore Rug, 3' x 6'

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Stolen Navajo Germantown Rug, 9' x 5', with close up

tagged with original metal tag, Lorimer Collection

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 4 in 1

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 59" x 37"

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Stolen Navajo Germantown Rug, 3' x 5'

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Stolen Navajo JB Moore Rug, 3-1/2' x 5'

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Stolen Navajo Rug, Large

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Stolen Navajo 3rd Phase Chief's Blanket, 3' x 6'

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 3' x 6'

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Stolen Navajo Rug, Small

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Stolen Navajo Rug, 3' x 5'

If you have any information on any of these rugs, please contact either Detective Brian Christensen or Detective Rick Wermuth, Teton County Sheriff's office, 307-733-4052, Case number 992912.


Late Classic Navajo Blanket Stolen in Baltimore, MD, February 1, 1999

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Stolen Blanket

Late Classic blanket that was apparently stolen on 2/1/99. The blanket measures 49" x 68", is made out of handspun wool with a red synthetic dye, indigo and a vegetal dyed yellow. Anyone with knowledge of the blanket should contact the Baltimore County police department, Cockeysville barracks. The case number is 00900525.


Stolen Transitional Blanket and Apache Olla

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Stolen Transitional Blanket, 64" x 49" and Apache Olla

Apache Olla, 19" h x 16" dia. If you see either of these items, please call Detective J. C. Tyus, Denver Police, Fraud Unit, 303-640-3363 and refer to case number 990012080.


Chief's Headdress and Two Medals Stolen from Canadian Lodge in April, 1997

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In April 1997, the attached medals and headdress were stolen from the Nakoda Lodge on the Stoney Indian Reserve, near Calgary, Alberta. Both items are of significant historical value to the band. The headdress belonged to the Chief Jacob GOODSOTNEY when he signed Treaty 7 in 1877. The medals were presented to him at the time of the signing.

The headdress is made of Bead work, leather, eagle feathers and horse hair. The tassels on the headdress are horse hair which is attached to the feathers. The front is red and white bead work and the sides are red and white leather.

The medals are both silver, one with a blue ribbon and one with a red, white and blue ribbon. They were contained in a wooden box with a black velvet lining, which was fading as a result of its age.

We have included pictures of the headdress and of the medals. This is the actual headdress and the medals in the box are the actual medals.

In case these artifacts are recovered, please contact Cst. Barry LeDoux at (403)932-2213, our file #: 1997-2379.



Stolen Hopi Pipe and Bag

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Stolen Hopi Clay Pipe and Bag

A small Hopi clay pipe and bag was stolen from Marcy Burns' booth at the Delaware Show in November 1998. The police report # is 01-98-95439, filed with the Delaware State Police, Troop One. The Contact is Officer Green, phone number 302-761-6677.


Stolen 19th Century Cheyenne Tail Bag

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Stolen 19th Century Cheyenne Tail Bag

This 19th century Cheyenne tail bag was stolen during the "set up" for the Antique Indian Art Show at Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 17, 1998. If you have any information on this tail bag, please contact the Santa Fe Police Department, Attn. Officer J. Carlton, 505-473-5080 and refer to case number 980-2211, or phone Ed Berberian at 213-663-7248.


Stolen Guro Pulley and Dan Mask

On or about April 27, 1998, someone removed two items from 137 Topsail Mall, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. These items are described as:

If you have any information on either of these two items, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Division, referring to case #98149282, or Herbert or Lenore Schorr at 310-821-8840.


Karok Hat and Squash Blossom Necklace Stolen from Columbia, California Home, March 11, 1998

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Stolen Items


A Mimbres Bowl ("The Cane Dancer") Was Stolen At the Tucson Gem Show, February 9, 1998

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The pictured 6" wide pre-historic Mimbres bowl ("The Cane Dancer" ) was stolen at the Tucson Gem Show, 2/9/98. If seen, please contact Detective Frank Hand, Tucson Police Dept. (520)-791-4499 x 1262, or Hank Johnson, HD Enterprises, (303)-695-1301. Reward for recovery.


Stolen Ledger Drawings

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Stolen Ledger Drawings

These ten ledger book drawings, seven by Swift Dog and three from the Edwards Ledger Book, were stolen from the Mark Lansburgh residence approximately November 28, 1997. Size approximately 8" x11" . The colors in the images above are not precise. If you have any information about these drawings, please contact Mark Lansburgh, 271 Coyote Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505, phone 505-471-4111 or contact Major Madrid at the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department, 505-986-2460.



Stolen Navajo Rugs

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stolen Navajo rugs

Stolen Navajo Rugs

On 5/28/97, the Navajo rugs shown above were discovered to be missing from Flury and Company, 322 First Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98104. The pictorial rug on the left is 74-1/4" x 53-1/2" . The regional rug on the right is 54-1/2" x 38-1/4" . If you have any information on these rugs, please call the Seattle, Washington police department and refer to incident number 97-225213, as reported by C. Davis, or call the gallery at 206-587-0260, fax number 206-382-3519.


Stolen Curtis Photogravures

On 5/8/97 the following Curtis Photogravures were discovered to be missing from Flury and Company, 322 First Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98104. These listed prints were in a single box. If you have any information on these prints, please call the Seattle, Washington police department and refer to incident number 97-251247, as reported by Lois Flury, or call the gallery at 206-587-0260, fax number 206-382-3519.

Missing ESC Quartogravures 9/97



Vol. III


Val($)

Cond





AE970470

Stands First-Ogalala

500

T

AE970474

Tipi Construction (B)

300

VG

AE970479

Iron Plume-Ogalala

600

VG

AE970480

Short Log-Two Kettle

600

VG

AE970481

Brule Warriors

425

VG

AE970482

Struck by Crow-Ogalala

500

VG

AE970486

Custer's Crow Scouts

500

VG

AE970489

White Man Runs Him

500

VG

AE960205

Red Cloud's Granddaughter

750

JV

AE970490

Red Cloud's Granddaughter

750

VG

AE970492

The Camp

425

VG

AE970493

Daughter of American Horse

850

VG

AE970494

Ogalala Child

750

VG

AE970496

in the Mountains

375

VG

AE970498

Slow Bull's Tipi

375

VG

AE970500

Hukalowapi-fire carrier Bringing..

575

VG

Q03076HP

Hukalowapi-" Work do removes..

500

JV

AE970501

Hukalowapi-" Work do removes..

500

VG

AE970502

Hukalowapi-Painting the Skull

500

VG

AE970503

Hukalowapi-The Altar Complete

500

VG

Q03084HP

Crow Dog-Brule

500

T

AE970505

Crow Dog-Brule

500

VG

AE970507

After the Snow

375

VG

AE970508

No Flesh-Ogalala

475

VG

AE970510

Blue Horse-Ogalala

400

VG

AE970514

He Crow-Ogalala

450

VG

AE970515

Making Camp

350

VG

AE970519

Ring Thunder-Bruled

400

VG

AE970521

Spotted Elk

400

VG

AE970522

His Fights-Ogalala

450

VG

AE970526

Camp Life-Assinibion

425

VG

AE970527

An Assinibion Lodge

375

VG

AE970530

Flying Shield-Yanktonai

375

VG

AE970535

Charge Crow-Yanktonai

400

VG

AE970538

Little Dog-brule

500

VG









Vol. IV


Value ($)

Cond





Q04038HP

Scaffold Burial-Apsaroke

350

T

Q04054HP

Sweat Lodge-Apsaroke

200

T

Q04064HP

Tobacco Ceremonial Lodge

275

T

Q04084HP

On Top-Apsaroke

600

T

AE970018C

On Top-Apsaroke

600

T

Q04086HP

The Scout-Apsaroke

650

T

Q04130HP

Site of Abandoned Hidatsa Village

300

T

Q04148HP

Hidatsa Woman

500

T

Q04186HP

Home of the Water Monster

350

T





Vol. VIII


Value ($)

Cond





AE960107

Tsagiglalal, the guardian of Nihhlui

400

T

AE1401

Kulkulisalum-Nez Perce

350

VG

AE960049

Half-shorn-Nez Perce

275

T

Q08022HP

Fort Lapwai

200

T

AE960086

''

200

T

AE1295

''

200

VG

AE960079

Half Moon Nez Perce

350

T

Q08042HP

Nez Perce Sweat Lodge

200

VG

AE960085

''

200

T

AE960084

''

275

T

AE960060

Umatilla child

350

T

AE960109

in the Forest-Cayuse

275

T

AE1299

''

275

VG

AE970047C

Umatilla Girl

350

T

Q08066HP

Cayuse Profile

375

T

AE960094

''

375

T

AE1281

Cayuse Matron

350

VG

Q08076HP

Cayuse Woman

350

T

AE960069

''

350

T

AE1362

''

350

VG

Q08086HP

Cayuse Female Profile

375

VG

AE960105

''

375

T

AE2675

''

375

VG

AE960096

Wishham Beadwork

500

T

AE1301

''

500

VG

Q08094HP

Pounding Fish-Wishham

275

T

AE960070

Pounding Fish-Wishham

275

T

AE1300

''

275

VG

Q08098HP

Island of the Dead

200

T

AE960071

Island of the Dead

200

T

Q08104HP

Bone Carving-Cascade

250

T

AE960077

''

250

T

AE1302

''

250

VG


Petroglyphs-Wishham

275

VG

AE960091

Wishham Man

350

T

AE1290

At the Spring-Wishham

250

VG

AE960075

Water Baskets-Wishham

250

T

AE960058

Wishham Bowl

250

T

AE1293

''

250

VG

Q08142HP

At the Site of Wahlala-Cascade

200

T

AE960059

''

200

T

AE1305

''

200

VG

AE960054

Preparing Salmon

325

T

Q08160HP

Map of Nez Perce Territory

75

VG

AE960102

''

250

T

AE1303

''

75

VG

AE1294

''

75

VG

AE960103

Daughter of Tamahus-Cayuse

250

VG

Q08174HP

Caches at Celilo

225

T

AE960101

''

225

T

AE1292

''

225

VG

AE960100

The Rock Slide

200

T

AE1289

''

200

VG

AE960099

Lewis and Clark's Landing-place

250

T

AE1306

''

250

VG

Q08182HP

Map of Chinook Territory

100

VG

AE960048

''

100

T

AE1298

''

100

VG

AE1297

''

100

VG





Volume XVIII


Value ($)

Cond





AE950227

Nasurethur-Chipewyan

200

VG

AE950228

Nasurethur-Profile-Chipewyan

225

VG

AE950229

a Chipewyan Woman

275

VG

AE9502321

Berry-pickers in Camp-Chipewyan

325

VG

AE950232

Calling a Moose-Cree

350

VG

AE950233

a Cree

275

VG

AE950234

Cree Fishing Camp

300

VG

AE950236

a Piegan Woman

250

VG

AE950247

Blackfoot Cookery

350

VG

AE950248

Kaistosinikyi (Kill for Nothing)-Blood

400

VG

AE950253

Landing-Cree

275

VG

AE950254

Birch Bark Baskets-Cree

250

VG

AE950255

Mawinehikis (Tries to excel)-Cree

350

VG

AE950258

Wapistan (Marten)-Cree

275

VG

AE950260

a Cree Canoe

400

VG

AE950262

Cree Woman with Fur Robe

250

VG

AE950263

Aki-tanni (Two Guns)-Sarsi

350

VG

AE950264

Typical Female Physiognomy-Sars

200

VG

AE950265

Ka'ni-Sarsi

275

VG

AE950267

a Sarsi Woman

300

VG

AE950268

Missi-tsatsa (Owl Old Woman)-Sars

375

VG

AE950270

Modern Blackfoot Burial

200

VG

AE950271

Bow River and the Sand Hills-Black

200

VG

AE970037C

in a Blackfoot Camp

350

T

AE950273

a Medicine bag-Blackfoot

325

VG

AE950274

Frame of the Sun Lodge-Piegan

225

VG

AE950275

Offerings in the Sun Lodge-Piegan

250

VG

AE950276

Central Post of the Sun Lodge-Piegan

250

VG

AE950277

a Piegan War-bonnet

350

VG

AE950279

Itsipstsinikyi (Kills Inside)-Piegan

275

VG

AE970031C

''

275

VG

AE950280

Piksohkomi (Calling Bird)-Piegan

250

VG

AE950281

Assiniboin Bowman

325

VG

AE970036C

Woman's Costume and Baby Swing

300

VG

AE950289

a Piegan Tipi

325

VG

AE950291

a Beaver Bundle-Blackfoot

250

VG

AE950292

a Blackfoot Ceremonial Bag

225

VG

AE950293

Fat Horse, with Insignia of a Blackfoot

275

VG

AE970029C

''

275

T

AE950294

Head-dress of Matoki Society-Blood

275

VG

If you have any information on these prints, please call the Seattle, Washington police department and refer to incident number 97-251247, as reported by Lois Flury, or call the gallery at 206-587-0260, fax number 206-382-3519.


Recent Recoveries


An Eskimo schrimshaw adze handle that was stolen from luggage on January 6, 2012 has now been recovered. This adze handle is pictured below:

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Recovered Eskimo Schrimshaw Adze Handle 

Eskimo Schrimshaw Adze Handle Recovered

This adze handle went missing from luggage on a flight from Albuquerque, NM to Harrisburg, PA January 6, 2012. Recovered as of April 4, 2013.


One of two contemporary Navajo Weavings that were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM Gallery on May 28, 2011 has now been recovered:

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 Stolen Navajo Rug

Stolen Navajo Weaving Now Recovered

The first weaving (shown) has been recovered. If you have any information about the missing weavings, please contact Toni Zupanc 505-982-2805 or email rivertradingpost@gmail.com, the Santa Fe police report number is Case #11-007771, the police department phone number is 505-428-3710, officer Nick Wood.


Haida Mask Stolen from the Vancouver, BC, Canada Room of a Quadriplegic Man on Feb 28th, 2009 Now Recovered

Stolen Haida Mask

Haida Mask - Now Recovered

Canwest News Service March 18, 2009

VANCOUVER - A valuable native mask stolen from a quadriplegic man in
Vancouver has been found.

Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said the mask has been recovered
and more details will be released later Wednesday.

The mask, with an estimated value of $10,000 was stolen from Norman
Ryall, 52. He was asleep in his room at a centre for the disabled when
the theft occurred.

Ryall has been collecting native art for years and displayed it on the
wall of his room. He has lived at the centre since he was two.

Ryall said he treasured the mask, because it was carved by his friend,
Haida artist Don Yeomans.

For details of the theft, see http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090316/bc_hospital_theft_090316/20090316/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

For details of the recovery, see http://www.canada.com/Vancouver%20police%20recover%20stolen%20mask/1402748/story.html


Hopi Paintings and Kachinas Stolen, August, 2008, Now Recovered

The Hopi artist Randall Sahmie died recently. Unfortunately, someone stole all of his paintings and kachinas shortly after his death. All of his stolen art has now been recovered. Thank you.


Traditional Pottery Stolen from Scottsdale, AZ Gallery, March 29, 2008 Has Now Been Recovered

On March 29, 2008, two fine pieces of traditional Pueblo Pottery were stolen from a Scottsdale, Arizona, gallery. Images are posted below:

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Stolen Wedding Vase Now Recovered Tunyo Polychrome Jar Now Recovered

Stolen American Indian Pottery Now Recovered

The pot on the left is a San Ildefonso wedding vase, approx. 9" x 7", circa 1915. On the right is a San Ildefonso Tunyo Polychrome jar, 6.5" x 7.5", circa 1915. Both pieces are from the Allan Hayes collection.

These two pieces of pottery were recovered when a sharp-eyed ATADA member reported that someone was in the process of trying to sell these pots to him. The suspect in this case is now serving a 16 month sentence in the California penal system.


Ethnic Items Missing in Denver, Colorado, November, 2007 Have Been Recovered

We received the following message from Chris Bobrick this morning:

" a box of items that we had just packed up at the Denver, CO World Wide Show was stolen. It contained a number of small items. a listing and photos are attached.

And on July 8, 2008, we received another message

"Dear Arch,

"In the stupidity is its own reward department, we have recovered the box of material that we reported stolen during November of last year. We left it on a table in a booth and Moses of R&R Showcases found it, took it back to LA with him after the show and forgot about it. Chris was setting up the case order for John Morris' show in Santa Fe and Moses asked her if she knew who I was and he returned the box, all contents intact, to me last week.

"Again, thanks to Moses for his diligence and integrity.

"Lew Bobrick

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#6110 Recovered Hopi Tile, #4380 Recovered Italian Vase, #5932 Recovered "St Pasqual", #6169 Recovered Cat, #6158 Stolen Canteen

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           # 3712 Recovered Spanish Colonial Salt Bowl, # 6109 Recovered Hopi Tile          


Three Baskets Stolen in Santa Fe, NM, November, 2007 Have Now Been Recovered

Three Southwest American Indian baskets were stolen from a Santa Fe Residence and have now been recovered. Images and descriptions are below:

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Stolen Baskets Now Recovered


Ten  Old  Navajo Rugs Stolen from Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, AZ, May 7, 2007 Have Now Been Recovered

On May 7, 2007, ten old Navajo rugs were stolen from the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. Seven of these have been recovered, three remain missing, of which two are pictured below:

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Navajo rug Navajo rug

Recovered Ganado Rug, Recovered Large Eye Dazzler Rug

There is no photo available of the third recovered rug, a Chinle Revival 1st phase, banded with design elements in the bands circa 1950. All three of the remaining rugs have now been recovered.

We quote here the sad letter from Lewis and Chris Bobrick received by ATADA on May 24, 2007. It is a lesson for all of us:

Here is the Bobrick letter:

" Alice,

I am writing to you because I cannot find a link on the ATADA site to on who to notify regarding stolen items. Can you let me know. Lew and I purchased a group of rugs a few weeks ago after calling a couple of dealers and checking ATADA to find out if they might be stolen. Yesterday I received a call from the US Parks Service special agent regarding a theft that occurred at Hubbell Trading Post on May 6, 2007. 10 rugs were stolen. Lew and I bought seven and have returned five of them to the parks service agents and are in the process of getting 2 that were sold returned. There are still 3 rugs out there. We have informed the department that had they notified the ATADA site we would not have purchased these rugs and could have notified them about the whereabouts of the thieves. At this point we are out the rugs and the money. But could you have someone at least post a notice regarding the theft and the 3 rugs we did not recover. They are :1950s Natural eye dazzler measuring 60 x 150 so the rug is very large and unique. a Ganado measuring 48" x63" .

Chinle Revival 1st phase, banded with design elements in the bands circa 1950 - No picture.

The lead investigator for the Parks Service is Brian O'day, cell 928-640-0127. If anyone sees or knows of these 3 other rugs please notify officer O'day immediately.

Thanks Chris & Lew Bobrick


Items  Stolen  from Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Museum in Gering, Nebraska, July 7-8, 2007 Now Recovered

Investigators working in conjunction with the National Park Service (NPS) have found a duffle bag containing items that were stolen from Agate Fossil Beds National Monument last week. The specific location where the duffle bag was found has not been disclosed, except that it was in northeastern Colorado. a Museum Curator from the National Park Service Intermountain Regional Office in Denver, CO assisted with conducting an inventory and assessment of the bags contents. At this time, all of the items have been accounted for and appear to be undamaged.

Park Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky said, "The items that were taken from the collection are priceless. They are important pieces that tell part of the story of American history." She added, "The staff here at Agate would like to thank all the agencies involved for their hard work and vigilance in recovering these artifacts."

On Tuesday July 10th, maintenance workers at the park arrived at work to discover that sometime during the previous evening the Visitor Center had been burglarized. Items from the James Cook-Red Cloud Collection had been taken from the museum display cases.

Two brothers, Gary Paul Garihan and Maxwell M. Garihan, are being held in federal custody in Denver, Colorado. They have been charged by the United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado with Interstate Transportation of Stolen Goods, in violation of Title 18, United States Code. Both men will be in court next week for additional court proceedings.

Special Agents and Law Enforcement Rangers from both the NPS Intermountain and Midwest Regions have been coordinating their efforts along with the other agencies due to the large geographic and multi-state area this crime occurred in. The investigation and recovery effort has been a collaborative effort with numerous law enforcement agencies including: the National Park Service, Nebraska State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Park Police, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Logan County (Colorado) Sheriffs Office, Sioux County (Neb.) Sheriff, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department and the United States Attorneys Offices for the Districts of Colorado and Nebraska.

http://newsblaze.com/

Here follows the ATADA posting on this theft -

During the weekend of July 7-8, 2007, there was a major theft from the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in Gering, Nebraska. We do not have pictures of all of the material that was stolen. Initially, it appears there may also be about 4 pairs of moccasins, an Indian saddle and a few bags missing. a more complete inventory is being completed and will be forwarded as available.

Here is some of the available information.

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Stolen Agate Fossil Beds Nat Monument - Cook Exhibit, Foyer Case Now Recovered

AGFO # 739 - Colt Single Action Army Revolver "Peacemaker" pistol, serial number 110865, catalog description: "Cook's personal revolver. Ornate floral patterns engraved on all parts. Bone grips right grip was plain, left grip had a carved design in the appearance of a steer head. Serial numbers present. Highly polished, light patina on surface, grips are off white to light brown bone. Pistol appears to be functional, related to cartridge belt & holster in case (AGFO # 63)." 1986 & 1991 appraisals are in catalog entry value pistol between $950.00 & $1500.00.

AGFO # 63 - Holster & Cartridge Belt for Cook's Pistol, catalog description: "Cartridge belt and holster used by J. H. Cook. Manufactured in Cheyenne, Wyoming. D. Meade: Belt was used by J. H. Cook with the related revolver (AGFO# 739), which he called his "Texas peacemaker" and which also had carved bone grips." 1963 accession re cord gives an appraisal value of $200.00.

AGFO # 2807 - Cook's various medals & insignias (2): 7th Cavalry Insignia, catalog description: "CROSSED SWORDS ONE - 7 AB OVE, "K" SUSPENDED." given a 1971 appraisal value of $0.00 U.S. Army Scout badge, catalog description: "1 METAL PIN - 2 PIECES HING ED - ABOVE "J. H. COOK" BELOW "SCOUT/AND/GUIDE U.S. ARMY" given a 1971 appraisal value of $0.00.

AGFO # 2599 - Binocular Case, catalog description: "MATERIAL: LEATHER, METAL BUCKLES, RIVETS. DESCRIPTION:COLOR:B ROWN DECORATION: STAMPED "J. H. COOK/ ALMA/ NM" . FORM: OVAL, WITH CARRYING STRAP. DIMENSION: HEIGHT: 119MM. CONDITION: GOOD." 1971 appraisal value of $0.00.

AGFO # - Cook's Binoculars

AGFO # 98 - Knife & Beaded Knife Case, Catalog description reads: "Knife with companion leather sheath. The knife h as a very thin blade that curves up and is stamped "Thomas Wilson, Shear Steel" . The sheath is decorated in blue, red and orange beading. One large tassel extending from the bottom of the sheath is decorated with metal tassel that have dyed (eagle breath ?) feathers." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Beaded Awl Case AGFO #20 Now Recovered

AGFO # 20 - Beaded Awl Case, catalog description reads: "Leather awl case with beading, quill work and metal decorations. Cone shaped awl case has beading wrapped around girth to form three white bands, alternated with two bands of green bordered by red and blue. Four loops (L 1.2 cm) of green, blue and white beads are attached at the tip of the case. Two long tassels are attached at the tip as well. These tassels each consist of two leather strips, approx 6.2 cm long, one attached to the tip of the case, one attached to the other strip. These strips are wrapped in red quills, with two metal cones with red feather remnants at the bottom of the strip, giving an overall length of 15 cm. The triangular flap is edged in green and white beads, a band of beads around the outer edge of white bands alternating with green bands bordered in red and blue. Two tassels wrapped in red quills are attached to the tip of the flap. Also attached to the tip of the flap are two single loops of white, green and blue beads. a single strand of larger, clear red and blue beads is attached at the top of the case and has an ivory ribbon tied to it. Given by the Cooks as gifts to their cousins, the Wattles." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Bladder Bag AGFO #135 Now Recovered

AGFO # 135 - Bladder Bag, catalog description reads: "Quill bag made of the tanned bladder of a buffalo, used for carrying porcupine quills utilized for decoration. Bag has rawhide trim beaded in white, red, blue, green and yellow. Beading has an arrowhead design with the bottom being beaded in white and blue. "*Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Beaded Lizard Amulet AGFO #6 Now Recovered

AGFO # 6 - Stuffed and Beaded Lizard Amulet, catalog description reads: "Beaded turtle (lizard?) made of two leather panels, back and belly, sewn together and stuffed. Two pieces of leather cut into the shape of a turtle or possibly a lizard with legs splayed out. Back panel is beaded with a center stripe of alternating blue and white strands. Down the sides and legs of top are alternating strands of green and yellow. Head is white with blue eyes and mouth.   Blue beads border perimeter. Belly panel is five segments of beads, alternating strands of green and white. Two beaded loops of green and blue are attached at the chest. All stitching and bead work is done with sinew thread. Given by the Cooks as gifts to their cousins, the Wattles." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Beaded Moccasins AGFO #5 Now Recovered

AGFO # 5 - Beaded Moccasins, catalog description reads: "Pair of child's leather moccasins beaded in green, blue and white. The upper is made of tanned leather, soles are rawhide. Tongue is triangular shaped with a V notch at the top. Beads are in checker boxes, forming an overall chevron pattern across the top. Majority of checker boxes are green, second row from the toe is of white with a dark blue border. a solid band of beads extends from instep, around toe and to the center of the heel. Band is green with several blue bordered white squares. Ties are present on both cuffs. a cotton stitch is present, holding traces of red trade fabric to the cuff. All other stitching is done in sinew. Given by the Cooks as gifts to their cousins, the Wattles." *Physical Photo Provided*

AGFO # 265 - Beaded Moccasins, catalog description reads: "Pair of leather moccasins decorated with porcupine quills in red, green, yellow and white. Moccasins also decorated with strip of beading in baby blue around the bottom of each moccasin, accented with dark blue, red and white geometric designs. The top of the moccasins are bound in yellow cloth." *No Physical Photo Available*

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Stolen Beaded Moccasins AGFO #290 Now Recovered

AGFO # 290 - Beaded Moccasins, catalog description reads: "Pair of leather moccasins made in youth size. Decorated with beading in a purple and blue checkered design also having a blue boarder. Moccasins trimmed in green cloth at the top." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Beaded Moccasins AGFO #301 Now Recovered

AGFO # 301 - Beaded Moccasins, catalog description reads: "Pair of leather moccasins decorated with beading in a multi-colored design. Further decorated with a white beaded boarder having red and blue accents." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Beaded Club AGFO #___ Now Recovered

AGFO # _ _ _ - Beaded Club w/ stone head

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Stolen Watch Pouch AGFO #109 Now Recovered

AGFO # 109 - Watch Pouch, catalog description reads: "Leather bag (watch pocket) with young eagle design on the obverse, "J. H. Cook from Good Cloud" on reverse in quill work. Further decorated with quill work tassel and beaded ball in red and green." *Physical Photo of Reverse Provided*

AGFO# 115 - Watch Pouch, catalog description reads: "Rawhide watch pouch beaded in blue, orange and red along edges of bag. Central quill work reads "Wanbli Cikala" meaning Little Eagle, the Lakota name for Cook. The name is edged in yellow and blue beading." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Beaded Moccasins AGFO #366 Now Recovered

AGFO # 366 - Canvas Moccasins, catalog description reads: "Pair of canvas moccasins beaded in red, blue and gold beads with gold trim. Green beading trim is present on the toe. The toe and sole are made of leather and the top is trimmed in white and blue cloth."

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Stolen Parfleche AGFO #317 Now Recovered

AGFO # 317 - Bag (Parfleche), catalog description reads: "Parfleche bag in the shape of an envelope type. Decorated with black and clear beads around the outside edges. Further decorated on two corners with red beads that have white ends. No other decoration otherwise. Clear beads also act as a binding." *Physical Photo provided*

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Stolen Parfleche AGFO #89 Now Recovered

AGFO # 89 - Bag (Parfleche), catalog description reads: "Rawhide bag painted with green, blue, red and yellow designs in a rectangular shapes. Bag is bound with red trade cloth and sinew." *Physical Photo Provided*

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Stolen Saddle AGFO #79 Now Recovered

AGFO # 79 - Indian Saddle, catalog description reads: "Indian saddle of plain decoration (paint) with small wooden stirrups and metal ring cinch. Small knob at front for saddle horn. Stirrups constructed of rawhide covered wood." *Physical Photo Provided*


Rug Stolen from Toadlena Trading Post, December, 2006, Now Recovered

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Stolen Coast Salish Basket

Stolen Two Grey Hills Rug, Now Recovered

Stolen between Dec 1 and Dec 15, 2006 from Toadlena Trading Post Weaving Museum: a Toadlena/Two Grey Hills tapestry quality weaving by Lenora Gould, completed in May of 1999, measuring 37" x 62" .

We received the following message on December 18, 2006

" Arch, The rug stolen from our weaving museum was recovered today. It had been sold to a Gallup trader and due to fast action and their kind assistance it has now been returned."


American Indian Weavings and Rings Stolen from a Santa Fe Gallery, March 12, 2006, Now Recovered

We received the following message on 27 May, 2006:

"Dear Arch:

"Last week, a young woman showed up at a pawn shop in Albuquerque offering three of our stolen textiles for sale. The pawn shop called a dealer who alerted us. She subsequently sold 17 Navajo rings that were stolen from Coulter Brooks Art and Antiques to another dealer. There is an investigation underway and we will let you know as things unfold. However, in the meantime, all textiles EXCEPT the late classic blanket style weaving have been recovered thanks to the ATADA web site. Also, WE STILL ARE MISSING 25 RINGS and believe that they may have been sold in Albuquerque or Santa Fe Please remove the photos (except for the sketch of the blanket) now that these items have been recovered.

"Warm Regards,

"Jan Brooks "

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Stolen and Still Missing: Late Classic/Transitional Blanket

If you have any information on these stolen items, please contact Lane Coulter or Jan Brooks at 1-505-983-3232 or email: acme@nets.com


Tomahawk Stolen from Museum in Walla Walla, Washington, June 4, 2005 Has Been Recovered

In January, 2006 we received the following letter:

Just before Christmas, 2005, the Whitman Mission Tomahawk was returned by mail to the Whitman Mission National Historic Site along with an anonymous letter asking for forgiveness (!).

The investigation is on-going but you can change your web site to indicate that the tomahawk has been recovered. Thanks very much for your organization's assistance in this matter. It is my opinion that the publicity generated by the theft and the spread of information of the theft (in part due to your organization and its web site) pressured the thief to return the tomahawk.

Thanks again, (Signed) Steve Yu, Criminal Investigator, Yosemite National Park.

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Recovered Stolen Pipe Tomahawk, possibly of Hudson Bay Company origin:

Head measures 7 inches with 3-inch blade. Various hand punched designs decorate the head and blade. Handle 12 inches long with 3/4 -inch diameter. The inside of the handle is hollow, making a pipe stem. There are teeth marks located on the lower end of the handle-stem. Nine rows of round-headed tacks encircle the handle. Copper wire is wrapped around the handle in two places. Between the two wire wrappings, a piece of metal in the form of 4 elongated diamonds is fastened around the handle. This weapon was reported to have been used used to kill Marcus Whitman in 1847.

The case number for the tomahawk is PWSA-05-0070. If you have any information about this tomahawk, please contact Steve Yu, Criminal Investigator, National Park Service, (209) 372-0614


Two Stolen Vests Recovered

On February 23, 2005, John Molloy, owner of Spanish and Indian Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM reported the recovery of two stolen vests as a result of the thieves difficulties in fencing the stolen property because their photos appear on this page. We are proud to have played a role in recovering these vests!

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Stolen Beaded Vests Now Recovered

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Enlarged Image of Stolen Sioux Vest Now Recovered

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Enlarged Image of Stolen Sioux Child's Vest Now Recovered

On approximately June 21 and again on August 7, two Sioux beaded vests were stolen from Spanish and Indian Trading Company in Santa Fe. Meanwhile, if you have any information pertaining to either of these two vests, please contact the Santa Fe Police Department at 505-428-3710 and mention case number W1562 or contact the gallery at 505-983-6106. These


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Cabazon Tribal Police Department

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STOLEN NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS NOW RECOVERED

ON May 17, 2005, we received a phone call from Special Agent Joe Stuart informing us that 14 of 17 articles taken on January 11, 2005 have been recovered. An alert, concerned citizen saw the stolen items, went home to check the ATADA Theft Alert Page, then called Joe Stuart (the Cabazon Tribal Police having been disbanded in the interim). We thank Joe for informing us of the good news.

Below are photos of items taken during an early morning burglary on January 11, 2005, of the cultural museum at the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians located in Indio, California. These artifacts are valued at more than $100,000 and were comprised of personally loaned items as well as items loaned from the State of California.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Pot Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number, L05-0066, FBI file number 198C-LA-240406.

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Stolen Basket Now Recovered.

Reference: Cabazon Tribal Police Department file number,


Plains Indian Items Stolen from Ft. Morgan, CO, museum Feb. 10, 2006 Now Recovered

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Five Pairs of Moccasins Stolen from the Ft. Morgan Museum Recovered

The Fort Morgan Museum experienced a theft on the afternoon of Friday, February 10, 2006. The stolen items include five pairs of moccasins, a belt, a strap, a small quilled item commonly thought to be a watch fob, a hatchet and a stone club. Images are available on the Museum's web site www.ftmorganmus.org on the coming events page. If you have any information on these items please contact us, Nikkie Cooper, Curator, Fort Morgan Museum, P.O. Box 184, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, phone 970-542-4011, e-mail: curator@ftmorganmus.org, web: www.ftmorganmus.org .

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Quilled Watch Fob Stolen from the Ft. Morgan Museum Recovered

The Fort Morgan Museum experienced a theft on the afternoon of Friday, February 10, 2006. The stolen items include five pairs of moccasins, a belt, a strap, a small quilled item commonly thought to be a watch fob, a hatchet and a stone club. Images are available on the Museum's web site www.ftmorganmus.org on the coming events page. If you have any information on these items please contact us, Nikkie Cooper, Curator, Fort Morgan Museum, P.O. Box 184, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, phone 970-542-4011, e-mail: curator@ftmorganmus.org, web: www.ftmorganmus.org .

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Beaded Belt Stolen from the Ft. Morgan Museum Recovered

The Fort Morgan Museum experienced a theft on the afternoon of Friday, February 10, 2006. The stolen items include five pairs of moccasins, a belt, a strap, a small quilled item commonly thought to be a watch fob, a hatchet and a stone club. Images are available on the Museum's web site www.ftmorganmus.org on the coming events page. If you have any information on these items please contact us, Nikkie Cooper, Curator, Fort Morgan Museum, P.O. Box 184, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, phone 970-542-4011, e-mail: curator@ftmorganmus.org, web: www.ftmorganmus.org .

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Beaded Strap Stolen from the Ft. Morgan Museum Recovered

The Fort Morgan Museum experienced a theft on the afternoon of Friday, February 10, 2006. The stolen items include five pairs of moccasins, a belt, a strap, a small quilled item commonly thought to be a watch fob, a hatchet and a stone club. Images are available on the Museum's web site www.ftmorganmus.org on the coming events page. If you have any information on these items please contact us, Nikkie Cooper, Curator, Fort Morgan Museum, P.O. Box 184, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, phone 970-542-4011, e-mail: curator@ftmorganmus.org, web: www.ftmorganmus.org .

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Tomahawk Stolen from the Ft. Morgan Museum Recovered

The Fort Morgan Museum experienced a theft on the afternoon of Friday, February 10, 2006. The stolen items include five pairs of moccasins, a belt, a strap, a small quilled item commonly thought to be a watch fob, a hatchet and a stone club. Images are available on the Museum's web site www.ftmorganmus.org on the coming events page. If you have any information on these items please contact us, Nikkie Cooper, Curator, Fort Morgan Museum, P.O. Box 184, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, phone 970-542-4011, e-mail: curator@ftmorganmus.org, web: www.ftmorganmus.org .

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Beaded Stone Club Stolen from the Ft. Morgan Museum Recovered

The Fort Morgan Museum experienced a theft on the afternoon of Friday, February 10, 2006. The stolen items include five pairs of moccasins, a belt, a strap, a small quilled item commonly thought to be a watch fob, a hatchet and a stone club. Images are available on the Museum's web site www.ftmorganmus.org on the coming events page. If you have any information on these items please contact us, Nikkie Cooper, Curator, Fort Morgan Museum, P.O. Box 184, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, phone 970-542-4011, e-mail: curator@ftmorganmus.org,


Stolen Apache Basket, Now Recovered

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STOLEN BASKET, now recovered Stolen Basket, now recovered Stolen Basket, nw recoverred

8" x 7" Apache basket stolen April 15, 2002, Mesa, Arizona, Now Recovered.

also three 1950s 6" Kachina dolls just purchased from Ron Munn that morning (no photos), now recovered

Mesa AZ Police Report 20033210666, Officer O'Shaughnessy 12109 or any officer, Mesa Police Dept, 120 So. Robson, Mesa, AZ, Police phone 480 644-2030.


 

LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACT COLLECTION STOLEN - Now Recovered:

On March 24, 2003 - we received the following e-mail notification that these items have been recovered:

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Dear Arch,

The saga of the 36 stolen artifacts we listed with you earlier in February has had a wonderful turnabout. THEY HAVE BEEN RECOVERED. The case is still in process, but at least the objects are safe. The whole episode has been traumatic to say the least but the wonderful spirit and work of ATADA brought us a little peace of mind and hope amidst it all. I also believe that the community of dealers and associates helped initiate the turn of events.

Would you be able to place a large notice to members on the site to let them know the items have been recovered? How do you suggest this appear?

Perhaps you could keep the photos with a large type stamp over them saying recovered. You are the webmaster so I will leave that up to you. I do know that members have studied these items and put great effort towards their return for which we are eternally grateful.

As always, anonymity is of highest concern. David Cook, David Fine American Art, is still the contact on this matter.

You and ATADA confirm that there is no substitute for good people and that our friends and colleagues in this world of Native American Art are a family. Thanks so much. I will be in touch as the story unfolds. So far, we are incredibly LUCKY.

Sincerely, a Colorado Collector

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On February 1, 2003, 36 important Native American artifacts were stolen from a private collection in Colorado focusing on Plains beadwork, parfleche and textiles.

Photos and brief descriptions can also be found here at www.ATADA.org . Your immediate attention is appreciated.

A SIGNIFICANT REWARD IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE RECOVERY OF ANY OR ALL OF THESE OBJECTS.

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Blackfeet War Shirt

Stolen Blackfeet War Shirt Now Recovered

Blackfeet War Shirt - 1870s - Buckskin, Trade cloth, Open sides, Blue seed bead panels, Ermine tails

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Apache Puberty Cape

Stolen Apache Puberty Cape Now Recovered

Pony Beaded Apache Puberty Cape - 1860, Buckskin, Painted with red ochre, Trim beaded with black, white and red pony beads, Russian beads, Brass military buttons, Tinklers

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Stolen Crow Leggings Now Recovered

Crow Leggings - 1880s - Red / green trade cloth

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Stolen Kiowa High Top Mocs Now Recovered

Kiowa Women's High Top Moccasins - 1880s - Green with silver buttons, 17" L x 9" W

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Stolen Bow and Arrows Now Recovered

Arapaho snakeskin covered ash bow w/ arrows - 1880s

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Stolen Pony Beaded Pipe Bag Now Recovered

Pony Beaded Pipe Bag - 1840s, Four flaps w/three bells on fringe, Bag: 12" L Fringe: 16" L

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Stolen Cheyenne/Arapaho Pipe Bag Now Recovered

Cheyenne/Arapaho, Cheyenne / Arapaho Pipe Bag - 1870s, Seed beads, 6" quilled panel, 10" fringe, 28" - 30" L

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Stolen Northern Plains Pipe Bag Now Recovered

Northern Plains - 1935 - Buckskin, beads: blue, red and white; blueish quill work, 17" fringe, 13" bag, 36" long total

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Stolen Crow Cylinder Parfleche Now Recovered

Crow Cylinder Parfleche, Red/black paint, dart patina, 20-22" L x 5" D

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Stolen Bow and Arrows Now Recovered

Arapaho snakeskin covered ash bow w/ arrows - 1880s

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Stolen Kiowa Leggings Yellow Now Recovered

Kiowa Men's, Twisted Fringe Leggings, 1880s, 36" L x 5" fringe, Yellow ochre paint, Trim beads, red pink white blue

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Stolen Yankton Sioux Tipi Bag Now Recovered

Yankton Sioux Tipi Bag, Buffalo hide, seed beads, 20" W x 16" H

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Stolen Arpahoe Dispatch Case Now Recovered

Arapaho Dispatch Case - 1880s, Commercial leather

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Stolen Arapaho Dispatch Case Flag Now Recovered

Arapaho Dispatch Case American flag motif on white background, 20" x 8.5"

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Stolen Cheyenne Dispatch Case Now Recovered

Cheyenne Dispatch Case - 1880s, 15" x 8.5" - greasy yellow/green

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Stolen Sioux Knife Case Now Recovered

Sioux Knife Case - 1870s, Buffalo hide / inner sheath

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Stolen Cheyenne Strike-A-Lite Now Recovered

Cheyenne Strike-A-Lite - 1870-1880s, 5" H x 3" W (top)

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Stolen Sioux Strike-A-Lite Now Recovered

Sioux Strike-A-Lite w/striker in case, 4" H x 2.5" W (top)

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Stolen Sioux Knife Case Now Recovered

Sioux Knife Case - 1870s - Buffalo hide / inner sheath

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Stolen Apache Burden Basket Now Recovered

Apache Burden Basket - 1870s, Trade beads - blue and white, 26" H / 20" W

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Stolen Sioux Fox Pipe Now Recovered

Sioux Fox Pipe - 1850s, Bowl: fox inlay in black pipestone, 32" -36" L

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Stolen Small Apache Burden Basket Now Recovered

Apache Burden Basket - 1880-1890s, 18" H / 16" W

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Stolen Sioux Saddle Blanket Now Recovered

Sioux Saddle Blanket - 1880s - Seed beads - yellow, green, red and brass, Brass bells

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Stolen Whetstone Case Now Recovered

Whetstone Case

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Stolen Blackfeet Parfleche Now Recovered

Blackfeet Parfleche - Buffalo rawhide - 1880s, trade cloth on seams, Red/black paint

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Stolen Athabascan Bag Now Recovered

Athabascan Wall Pouch with flap - 1800s - Caribou hide, red pattern calico lining, tiny beads

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Stolen Blackfeet Parfleche 2Now Recovered

Blackfeet Parfleche - 1875 - Buffalo rawhide red/black paint, 17" W 24" side fringe

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Stolen Sioux Twisted Stem Pipe Now Recovered

Sioux twisted stem pipe - 1880s - Bowl: carved catlanite, 30" L

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Stolen Blanket Strip Now Recovered

Blanket Strip - 1880s - 4 Rondels, 4 Beaded cross design, Seed beads, 66" L

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Stolen Split Horn Bonnet Now Recovered

Nez Perce split horn bonnet, 1890s

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Stolen Elk Dreamer Moccasins Now Recovered

Cheyenne Man's "Elk Dreamer Society" Moccasins - 10" L, Small cut Cheyenne blue beads

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Stolen Blackfeet Parfleche Now Recovered

Blackfeet Parfleche - Buffalo rawhide - 1880s - 16" W / 15" H, Side fringe shorter 13"

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Stolen Rattle & Rattle Case Now Recovered

Rattle and case, rawhide, 11" L x 4.5" D

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Stolen Green Kiowa Leggings Now Recovered

Kiowa men's leggings - 1870s, green paint, trim beads, spaghetti fringe

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Stolen Northern Plains Tomahawk Now Recovered

Northern Plains Tomahawk, file branded, brass tacks, 1850s, 18-24" L

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Stolen Third Phase Chiefs Blanket Now Recovered

Third Phase Chiefs Blanket - 1870s, Churro wool, 55" W x 70" L

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Stolen Cheyenne Saddle Bag sNow Recovered

Cheyenne Double Saddle Bags

1880s, Beaded on buffalo hide with red trace cloth inserts, Beads - blue, red, white, 48" L x 14" W

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Stolen Arapaho Mocs Now Recovered

Arapaho Moccasins, 1880s


ATADA Policy on Stolen Objects

The ATADA Theft Alert posting service is offered free of charge to any individual, business, tribe, museum, or government agency. In order to accept material for posting on the ATADA Theft Alert Page, the stolen property must be American Indian or Tribal Art.

The ATADA Theft Alert Page is not a substitute for reporting losses to your local authorities and your insurance company. However, for an example of how a posting on the ATADA Theft Alert Page can help recover stolen art, see NY Times article on theft alert . To see a recent collection recovered with the help of the ATADA Theft Alert page, click here.

Remember - it is impossible to photograph objects after a theft occurs. Be sure that you save high-quality digital images and an inventory promptly after each purchase. We recommend that you maintain a promptly-updated database of your collection or gallery inventory.

WHAT TO DO FIRST IN THE EVENT OF A THEFT:

AFTER COMPLETING THE ABOVE:

Send the following information to acek33@aol.com and Webmaster@ATADA.org :

ATADA will verify the accuracy of material received by contacting both the person making the report and the police officer named on the report before posting any information.

Phone Alice Kaufman at 415-927-3717 or Arch Thiessen at 505-984-3216 if you do not get a response within a few days as sometimes email gets stuck in our spam filters.

We request prompt notification when the material is recovered.

You may also wish to consider posting your loss on an international stolen art register such as www.artloss.com or www.StolenArt.be.


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