Recovered Items

RECOVERED - Contemporary Navajo Weaving

Recovered in 2012


One of two contemporary Navajo Weavings that were stolen from a Santa Fe, NM Gallery on May 28, 2011 has now been 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, the Santa Fe police report number is Case #11-007771, the police department phone number is 505-428-3710, officer Nick Wood.

RECOVERED - Haida Mask

Haida Mask Stolen from the Vancouver, BC, Canada Room of a Quadriplegic Man on Feb 28th, 2009 Now Recovered as of 3-18-2009

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

For details of the recovery, see

RECOVERED - San Ildefonso Pottery

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.

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.