Cochiti Pueblo in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Women of Cochiti
— 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.
Location. 35° 37.688′ N, 106° 19.848′ W. Marker is in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on Cochiti Highway (State Road 22) near Road 85. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cochiti Pueblo NM 87072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Bajada (approx. Pueblo of Santo Domingo Kiua (approx. 7.9 miles away); Kewa Women's Co-op (approx. 10.7 miles away); Gold and Turquoise (approx. 12 miles away); Bicentennial Celebration / La Bajada (approx. 12 miles away); Amelia Elizabeth White / Mary Cabot Wheelwright (approx. 12 miles away); Maria Gertrudis Barceló (approx. 12 miles away); Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) (approx. 12 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 . . . Wikipedia Entry for Storyteller Pottery. “A Storyteller is a clay figurine made by the Pueblo people of New Mexico. The first contemporary storyteller was made by Helen Cordero of the Cochiti Pueblo in 1964 in honor of her grandfather, who was a tribal storyteller. It is basically a figure of a storyteller, usually a man or a woman and its mouth is always open. It is surrounded by figures of children and other things, who represent those who are listening to the storyteller. The motif is based on the traditional ‘singing mother’ motif which depicts a woman with her mouth open holding one or two children.” (Submitted on April 27, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.