Marcus Coochwykvia has been working as a Silversmith since the 1970’s.
Trained to make jewelry first by his brother-in-law Glen Lucas, then Roy Talahaftewa and through his association with Hopicrafts, Marcus appears in many books on Native American jewelry.
He lives in Mishongnovi and is a member of the Bear Clan. Although some of Marcus’ pieces have a hallmark of a Bear Paw with Friendship Marks in the pad, some just have his initials MC.
My belt buckle has both marks.