Famous Pueblo People


Famous Pueblo Chiefs and Leaders

Solomon Bibo, only non-indian governor of a pueblo

Marie Chino, traditional pottery artist

Vera Chino, traditional pottery artist

Lucy Lewis, traditional pottery artist

Simon J. Ortiz, poet, author, and educator

Anton Docher, "The Padre of Isleta", served as a priest in Acoma during his long period in Isleta.

Helen Cordero, storyteller and pottery

Lisa Holt, potter

Virgil Ortiz, potter

Rita Lewis, storyteller pottery (1920—1991)

Florentino Montoya (1858-1918), pottery

Tonita Peña, painter (1893—1949)

Diego Romero (born 1964), pottery and printmaking

Mateo Romero (born 1966), painter

Martina Vigil (1856—1916), pottery

Maria Martinez, a famous potter known for black on black ware

Esther Martinez, a Tewa linguist

Jody Naranjo, potter

Rose Gonzales, potter

Patricia Michaels, contestant and runner-up on the U.S. version of Project Runway during season 11.

Helen Cordero, storyteller and pottery

Lisa Holt, potter

Virgil Ortiz, potter

Rita Lewis, storyteller pottery (1920—1991)

Florentino Montoya (1858-1918), pottery

Tonita Peña, painter (1893—1949)

Diego Romero (born 1964), pottery and printmaking

Mateo Romero (born 1966), painter

Martina Vigil (1856—1916), pottery

Evelyn M. Vigil, artist from Jemez Pueblo

Frank Hudson (1875–1950), football player, coach

Michael Kanteena, potter

Lee Marmon, photographer

Leslie Marmon Silko, author

Paula Gunn Allen (1939-2008), author, novelist, and scholar

Anton Docher "The Padre of Isleta" – served as a priest at Laguna Pueblo

Anthony Durand (1956–2009), micaceous potter

Joseph Rael (b. 1935), ceremonial dancer and shamanism writer

Edgar Lee Hewett (1865–1946), Anthropologist instrumental to the development of the San Ildefonso Self Taught Group

Crescencio Martinez (1879–1918), painter

Julian Martinez (1879–1943), pottery artist

Maria Martinez (1887–1980), pottery artist

Tonita Peña, watercolor artist

Awa Tsireh (also known as Alfonso Roybal), watercolor artist

Blue Corn (1920-1999), pottery artist

Victor Calabaza, photographer and poet. Also grandson of Blue Corn.

Gregory Cajete, author and educator

Tammy Garcia, ceramic artist and sculptor

Luther Gutierrez, potter

Margaret Gutierrez, potter

Joseph Lonewolf, potter

Linda and Merton Sisneros, potters

Anita Louise Suazo, traditional potter

Roxanne Swentzell, contemporary ceramicist and bronze sculptor, Native plant activist

Margaret Tafoya, celebrated Santa Clara traditional potter

Pablita Velarde, celebrated Santa Clara painter

Nathan Youngblood, traditional potter

Nora Naranjo-Morse, contemporary artist and filmmaker

Jeff Roller, traditional pottery artist and bronze sculptor

Nancy Youngblood, distinguished Santa Clara Potter

Rose Gonzales, potter

Evelina Zuni Lucero, writer

Esther Martinez, linguist and storyteller

Popé (Po-pay), the Tewa leader of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Carlene Carter, singer and songwriter.

Lynne and Dennis Comeau, shoe designers.

Howie Epstein, musician.

Ali MacGraw, actress and model.

Armistead Maupin, author who bought the Comeau estate.

Cormac McCarthy, author.

Anthony Michaels-Moore, opera singer.

Eliot Porter, nature photographer who lived in Tesuque from 1946 until his death in 1990.

Michael Tobias, author.

Carol Jean Vigil, New Mexico's first female Native American state court judge.

Pueblo Tribes:

Pueblo of Acoma, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Cochiti, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Isleta,(F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Jemez, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Laguna, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Nambe, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Picuris, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Pojoaque, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of San Felipe, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of San Ildefonso, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Sandia, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Santa Ana, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Santa Clara, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico -- See Kewa Pueblo (F)
Pueblo of San Juan -- See Ohkay Owingeh (F)
Pueblo of Taos, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Tesuque, (F) New Mexico
Pueblo of Zia,(F) New Mexico
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas (F) (Texas)
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation (F) New Mexico