Stuart Murdock was born on the Uintah and Ouray
Indian Reservation in Fort Duchesne, Utah. He
is a member of the Mixed Blood Uteís of the Uintah
Band. After a tour of duty in the Vietnam War,
he attended college in Logan, Utah. Later, he
moved to Washington State.
Stuart has worked in several artistic mediums
through the years. He became proficient as a
silversmith and gunsmith along with oil painting,
primitive bow and arrow making, pine needle
basketry, natural fiber cordage, hide tanning and
flint knapping. Currently, Stuart has perfected the
art of pyrography and combined it with his
nationally recognized talent as a Native American
Flint Knapper. The results of this combination are
magnificent one-of-a-kind knives.
Stuartís work is displayed in several museums and
private collections. He is also a guest
lecturer at Central Washington University. He
provides seminars and demonstrations frequently.
By doing so, it is his hope that others will become
interested in learning about Native American