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Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Not Retired

You may know Ben Nighthorse Campbell as a Colorado Senator who was elected in 1993 and served until 2005. But add master jeweler to the list.

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You may know Ben Nighthorse Campbell as a Colorado Senator who was elected in 1993 and served until 2005 or as the sponsor of the bill that established the National Museum of the American Indian. But add master jeweler to the list. For decades, Campbell has crafted necklaces, bracelets and other pieces made with gems, sterling silver and gold in his studio in Ignacio, Colorado. Most recently, he has created a Creation Pendant, sold only at the National Museum of the American Indian with proceeds funding its programs.

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