Malachi Tsoodle-Nelson

  • Navajo (Dine)
  • Diverse Arts
  • Beadwork / Quillwork
  • Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Malachi's ancestry is Kiowa, Navajo, Taos Pueblo, Delaware, and Irish. His Kiowa name is "Koytalee" which translates to Kiowa Boy. His Navajo name is "Dinetsoii'" which means "Yellowman," a name inherited from his father.
Malachi's career in acting and modeling began at the age of 3 when he took the stage at the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) Clothing Contest and won the blue ribbon.
Since that day, Malachi has been pursuing his passion for the arts as well as advocating for Native American culture. Unlike his father and brother who are well-known painters, he is known for his leather work, clothing, jewelry, and knife making.
As a SAG actor, he has appeared in movies like "The Lone Ranger, 2013" and "Cowboys and Aliens, 2011" and TV Shows and mini-series like "Longmire, 2012- " and "Into The West, 2005" respectively. He has also modeled in numerous magazines and calendars over the years.

Sample of Work

Finding Peace

Finding Peace

8 x 10

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Red Sky At Night

Red Sky At Night

11 x 14

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Moon Lit Fog

Moon Lit Fog

8 x 10

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Bowguard

Bowguard

3 3/8 wide and 8 inches long.

Diverse Arts

Knife

Knife

14 1/2 inches

Diverse Arts

Breastplate

Breastplate

16 inches long and 8 inches wide

Diverse Arts

3 Color Beaded Bracelet

3 Color Beaded Bracelet

1 inch by 6 1/2 inches long

Beadwork / Quillwork

Contemporary Design beaded bracelet

Contemporary Design beaded bracelet

1 inch by 6 1/2 inches long

Beadwork / Quillwork

Designed Beaded Dance Belt

Designed Beaded Dance Belt

3 inches wide by 23 inches long

Beadwork / Quillwork