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Near Ohkay Owingeh in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Esther Martinez - Poe Tswˀ (1912-2006)

Ohkay Owingeh

 
 
Esther Martinez Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2010
1. Esther Martinez Marker
Inscription. Esther Martinez served her community as an educator, linguist and storyteller. Her foremost contributions to our state are documenting and preserving the Tewa language and the art of storytelling. Esther was named a National Heritage Fellow in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation's highest honor for artists.
 
Erected 2008 by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division Department of Cultural Affairs.
 
Location. 36° 3.013′ N, 106° 3.612′ W. Marker is near Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 68 0.3 miles south of New Mexico Route 74, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ohkay Owingeh NM 87566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Gabriel (here, next to this marker); Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dominguez Escalante Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Espaola Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House (approx. 4 miles away); Santa Cruz de la Caada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real
Esther Martinez - P'oe Tsw (1912-2006) Marker image. Click for full size.
June 29, 2010
2. Esther Martinez - P'oe Tsw (1912-2006) Marker
Looking South
(approx. 4.2 miles away); The Bond House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Historic Los Luceros (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of New Mexico's Historic Women Markers. The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative assures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 legislature funded the project.
 
Also see . . .
1. Esther Martinez Wiki. Wikipedia article detailing her life and accomplishments. (Submitted on June 29, 2010.) 

2. Esther Martinez. The National Endowment of the Arts article highlighting some of her many accomplishments. (Submitted on July 8, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainmentNative Americans
 
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
3. New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
Each New Mexico Historic Women Marker has this information on the back of the notable woman's marker.
Esther Martinez Marker in the distance, beyond this "Places of Interest" map image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2010
4. Esther Martinez Marker in the distance, beyond this "Places of Interest" map
Esther Martinez - P'oe Tsw (1912-2006) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
5. Esther Martinez - P'oe Tsw (1912-2006) Marker
Found back of marker missing 7/23/2011, and I notified the NM Historic Preservation Division, OSHM office.
 
 
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