Famous Hopi


Famous Hopi Chiefs and Leaders

Thomas Banyacya (born circa 1909 - 1999), Interpreter and spokesman for Hopi leaders

Neil David Sr (born 1944), painter, illustrator, and kachina doll carver

Jean Fredericks (born 1906–?), Hopi photographer and former Tribal Council chairman[35][36]

Diane Humetewa (born 1964), Appointed by President Obama to be a U.S. District Court Judge

Fred Kabotie (circa 1900–1986), painter and silversmith

Michael Kabotie (1942–2009), painter, sculptor, and silversmith

Charles Loloma (1912–1991), jeweler, ceramic artist, and educator

Linda Lomahaftewa (born 1947) is a Hopi and Choctaw printmaker, painter, and educator living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Helen Naha (1922–1993) potter

Tyra Naha, potter

Dan Namingha, (born 1950), Hopi-Tewa painter and sculptor

Elva Nampeyo, potter

Fannie Nampeyo, potter

Iris Nampeyo (circa 1860–1942), potter

Lori Piestewa (1979–2003), US Army Quartermaster Corps soldier, the first Native American woman killed in the Iraq War.

Dextra Quotskuyva (born 1928), potter

Emory Sekaquaptewa (1928–2007), Hopi leader, linguist, lexicon maker, commissioned officer of US Army (West Point graduate), jeweler, silversmith

Phillip Sekaquaptewa (born 1956), jeweler, silversmith (nephew of Emory)

Don C. Talayesva (born 1890–?), autobiographer and traditionalist

Lewis Tewanima (1888–1969), Olympic distance runner and silver medalist

Tuvi (Chief Tuba) (circa 1810–1887), first Hopi convert to Mormonism after whom Tuba City, Arizona, was named

Hopi Tribes:

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation (Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi and Navajo) (F)
Hopi Tribe of Arizona (F)