Charles Decker comes from a family of artists and uses his talents to tell of his Apache culture.
His male clan name is “Nagozogen” or “One who marks on the ground people”. The Dilzhe'e Apache, or "The Hunters," which is the most Western of the Western Apache, have been living in the Sedona territory for more than 700 years. Charles' tribal reservation, the Yavapai-Apache Nation is located less than 20 miles from Sedona.
You can see some of the cultural and spiritual imagery of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in four large paintings Decker did for the Cliff Castle Casino. His artwork can be purchased at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona or through the artists website, ApacheArtist.com
To learn more about all the Indigenous cultures of the Colorado Plateau, visit the Museum of Northern Arizona MusNAZ.org, where Native American Heritage is celebrated year-round.