Talented Navajo silversmith and jeweler, born on October 16, 1953 in Prescott, AZ., he runs a small antiques shop in the Montezuma Hotel, a historic old-time lodging place. His Hotel Trading Company features Native and non-Native vintage works, from concha belts to pottery to estate jewelry and adornment. Ernie Lister has successfully channeled early Navajo style jewelry. Ernie uses ingot silver in most of his creations. His jewelry has the look and feel of fine quality vintage Native American jewelry. Ernie has won numerous awards from the Navajo Fair in Window Rock, AZ and Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM.