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Near Laguna in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Susie Rayos Marmon - Ga-wa goo maa (Early Riser)

1877-1988

 

— Laguna Pueblo —

 
Susie Rayos Marmon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Susie Rayos Marmon Marker
Inscription.  Educated at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania under the U.S. policy of acculturating Indian children through school and removal from their homelands, Susie was instrumental in bringing education back to Laguna. A lifelong teacher, oral historian, and storyteller, Susie was honored with a school in her name in Albuquerque in 1989 and received many national and state citations for her commitment to educating students.
 
Erected 2006.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list.
 
Location. 35° 1.863′ N, 107° 22.889′ W. Marker is near Laguna, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on Interstate 40 at milepost 113.5, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the eastbound rest area on I-40. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laguna NM 87026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San José De La Laguna Mission (a few steps from this marker); a
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative
Rear of Susie Rayos Marmon Marker. 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 ensures 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.
different marker also named San José De La Laguna Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Pueblo of Laguna (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (about 400 feet away); The Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam, 1968 (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pueblo of Laguna (approx. 10.2 miles away); Pueblo of Ácoma (approx. 10.2 miles away); Old Acoma "Sky City" (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laguna.
 
Regarding Susie Rayos Marmon - Ga-wa goo maa (Early Riser). Susie Rayos Marmon devoted her life to her family and her career as a teacher and educator of Indian children. She was among a handful of Indian girls of her time to pursue an extensive education. She graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher's College in Pennsylvania in 1906. In a one room building behind her home in Laguna she taught Pueblo Children for nearly fifty years.
 
Susie Rayos Marmon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Susie Rayos Marmon Marker
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
4. New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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