Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Freddie Leekya is part of the renowned Leekya Deyuse family of Zuni carvers. His father taught Freddie the skills of silver smithing and carving beginning at the age of fifteen. Although he began his career in silver-smithing, he prefers carving. Freddie’s carvings are often created from Zuni Rock (travertine), which is his favorite rock and is readily available on Zuni Mountain. His fetishes also include inlaid turquoise, coral and pen shell.