Jemez Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Evelyn M. Vigil, Phan-Un-Pha-Kee (Young Doe) 1921–1995
Juanita T. Toledo, Pha-Wa-Luh-Luh (Ring-Cloud Around the Moon) 1914–1999
— New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative —
Erected by the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans • Women. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 35° 38.644′ N, 106° 43.481′ W. Marker is in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on State Road 4, on the right when traveling east. It is across from Jemez Pueblo visitor’s center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jemez Pueblo NM 87024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this Pueblo of Jémez (here, next to this marker); Colorado Plateau (approx. 7.6 miles away); Vasquez de Coronado's Route (approx. 9.2 miles away); Jémez State Monument (approx. 9.8 miles away); Pueblo of Zía (approx. 10.3 miles away); Trinidad Gachupin Medina (ca. 1883-1964) (approx. 10.3 miles away).
More about this 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.
Also see . . . Photograph of Evelyn Vigil's Work. “Pecos Pueblo potters had produced beautiful pottery decorated with glaze designs. The technique was lost following the demise of the pueblo in the early 1800s. A volunteer at Pecos National Monument became interested in locating the clay and glaze used by the Pecos potters, so around 1975, she began a systematic search. To experiment with the various clays and tempers she discovered, she elicited the help of an outstanding Jemez (Submitted on April 26, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 899 times since then and 142 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.