Eddie Beyuka lived in Zuni Pueblo and is best known for his bolas and standing figures of Katsinas and dancers executed in channel inlay with a variety of materials-generally turquoise, mother of pearl, jet, coral, and others-skillfully integrated in his famous creations. He also provides stands for the bolas - bolos so that they may be displayed as sculptures when not being worn.
Beyuka was featured in the "Jewels of the Southwest" exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, in 2002. His work is in the collection of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and in the collections of a number of private individuals.
He was captured by the Japanese in World War II and survived the Bataan Death March. After the war, he went back to school. In 1956, he began making jewelry, specializing in mosaic and channel inlay.