Nice Vintage 1970's Navajo Silver Bolo tie by George Begay with Lovely Pilot Mountain Turquoise
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Nice Vintage 1970's Navajo Silver Bolo tie by George Begay with Lovely Pilot Mountain Turquoise

Code: aica19700gbp

$875.00


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ARTIFACT: This is a Nice Vintage 1970's Navajo Silver Bolo tie by George Begay with Lovely Pilot Mountain Turquoise. 

The Pilot Mountain mine is one of Nevada's more productive turquoise mines. ... The Montezuma is still being worked two or three times a year and produces a hard thin veined turquoise with colors ranging from a bright blue to dark blue, along with a dark blue with a greenish cast.

History: George Begay "inherited" his Talents from the first George Begay, a Navajo code-talker in the Pacific theater of World War II. Begay the First's experiences far from his desert southwest home opened his eyes, metaphysically as well as metaphorically. He utilized his unusual Talents in the service of Navy Intelligence during the final years of the war with Japan. Upon returning home he found he could no longer live in what he perceived to be "subjugation" and virtual bondage to the US Government and corporate interests.

Begay founded the Native Nations movement, a loose political uprising demanding greater rights for native peoples throughout the United States. At a Native Nations convention in Wyoming in 1949 Begay took aside dozens of shamans, medicine men, and similar elders from dozens of tribes. At the conclusion of their private meeting, each and every one of them emerged with a variant on Begay’s Talent set. This prompted extensive surveillance and study from Section 2 research personnel. The conclusion was that this was an American example of a phenomenon witnessed by British SSO agents in Africa and Australia where certain cultures steeped in shamanistic beliefs are able to "share" or "transfer" Talents within the paradigm of that culture.

In 1987, a dying George Begay took a rebellious young twenty-year-old Navajo into his hogan. A week later, the young man emerged, calling himself George Begay, and stepping into the shoes of his deceased predecessor. It is unknown whether the "spirit" of the original George Begay took the body of the younger man or if the transfer of power, name, and authority is symbolic, or if there is really a distinction between the two. Whatever the case, George Begay continues to be the spiritual and political leader of an influential Native American movement.

VINTAGE: Circa 1970s.

SIZE: Approximately Bolo: 40" in length x 1/2" (threaded on a quality, blown leather cord, around neck) Silver frame for the turquoise: 1-3/4" x 1-1/8" Pilot Mountain Turquoise: 1-3/8" x 11/13"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Navajo Silver & Pilot Mountain Turquoise.

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: "GB STERLING"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Navajo collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCAX19 LHGEX07/10/20

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent): The bolo shows minor to little wear with nice patina, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.