Bringing Together Accounts of the Pueblo of Pojoaque

Author(s): Samuel Villarreal Catanach

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "From Collaboration to Partnership in Pojoaque, New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Until recently, widely accessible published works concerning the Pueblo of Pojoaque, its people, culture, and history, have come by way of mostly non-Native academics and other researchers. While highly valuable for understanding this Tewa community’s past, they often carry the inherent biases of their authors or leave out the perspectives of Pojoaque people entirely. In this presentation, Samuel Villarreal Catanach, a member of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, will discuss how bringing together these documents and account by non-Pojoaques with the stories and knowledge held by the people of the community itself and other Tewas is helping to reaffirm long held beliefs and to raise new questions about Pojoaque’s past and where it could be headed in the future. Further, he will talk about how the inclusion of the Tewa language in this research is adding an essential layer needed in the overall cultural and language revitalization efforts currently underway there.

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Bringing Together Accounts of the Pueblo of Pojoaque. Samuel Villarreal Catanach. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451046)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24394