Albert Long

Indian Trader and Craftsman

Graduate Gemologist and Member: Master Gemology Association

Specialist in Southwestern Indian Arts & Crafts

Blackfeet/Navajo, was born September 9, 1919 in Billings, Montana. A trader/craftsman, he lived in California since 1951, moved to Gallup, New Mexico and then on to Arizona in 1970. Having worked both silver and gold, many times using non-traditional gemstones such as opals and diamonds, his work has appeared in "Arizona Highways" magazine and in numerous juried shows including the Scottsdale National and the Inter- Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup.Al Long Mr. Long attended the Los Angeles Art Center from 1946 to 1948 under the G.l. bill. He received his Graduate Gemologist diploma in 1967 and was admitted to the Master Gemology Association in 1986. He was listed for a number of years in the "Source Directory," published by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Room 4004-MIB-U.S., Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240. This publication is a listing of Native American owned and operated businesses and is available free upon request from the listed address. Mr. Long is now semi-retired and plans to work on shows for his many trader friends. He also plans to be involved with organizations such as the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association as well as other museums and foundations showing exclusive Native American arts and crafts. He is available for craft judging in juried shows of Native American crafts. Craft displays from his personal collection can also be furnished for special occasions. He is no longer accepting commissions on his jewelry, however, he still offers his assistance to any former customer and to serious collectors. Mr. Long served with the First Marine Division as a Communications Specialist. He enlisted in the USMC in December of 1941, and received an honorable discharge in June of 1945 after having served in the Guadalcanal and New Britain campaigns.


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