Morris Robinson (Talawytewa), was born in Oraibi, but moved to Bacavi when the village was established. He lived with his cousin Grant Jenkins in Phoenix in 1924 and learned some of the rudiments of silver work. In the 1940's Morris went to work for Stiles Indian Store in Phoenix, and in later years he worked for other shops in Phoenix and Scottsdale. At first he made plain bracelets from a strip of silver set with turquoise and decorated with stamped designs at the ends. His skill increased until he was proficient in most silver-crafting techniques. He made any form of silver that would sell, from candlesticks to bowls to all types of jewelry. To make a bowl he took a large circle of 14-gauge silver and, using an old cannonball as a form, he gradually hammered the silver into shape. At first he decorated the bowls with just a simple stamped border, but his work became increasingly more intricate. He used stamp designed in varied ways and went on to use the chisel and stamp work as embellishments on overlay work. Robinson retired in the 1960's and returned to Bacavi to help his brother.
Hopi Silver: The History and Hallmarks of Hopi Silversmithing by Margaret Nickelson Wright, p.18