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Pojoaque in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988)

Pojoaque Pueblo

 
 
Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
1. Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker
Inscription. Feliciana Tapia Viarrial helped establish today's Pueblo of Pojoaque. Pojoaque, or Posuwageh, water drinking place, is a Tewa village founded circa A.D. 900. By 1919, the Pojoaque homelands were severely diminished. Most members left for neighboring Pueblos and Colorado. The families, including Feliciania's returned after 1932 when the federal government restored their homelands. Mother of eleven, Feliciana was a matriarch of the community as it revitalized its culture.
 
Erected 2010 by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
 
Location. 35° 52.882′ N, 106° 0.719′ W. Marker is in Pojoaque, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Cities of Gold Road - frontage (U.S. 84) 0.2 miles north of Viarrial Road (U.S. 285), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The St. Francis Women's Club (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tesuque Rain Gods (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pueblo of Tesuque (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jémez Mountains
Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
2. Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Maria Montoya Martinez, (Povika, Pond Lily) (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pueblo of San Ildefonso (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Clara (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pablita Velarde, Tse Tsan, Golden Dawn (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was installed on Friday June 11, 2010 and is part of the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative Program.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pojoaque Pueblo New Mexico Wikipedia Page. (Submitted on July 9, 2010.)
2. Pojoaque Pueblo Page from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Web Page. Pojoaque Pueblo is one of the six Northern Tewa speaking Rio Grande Pueblos. Archeological studies of the area have dated inhabitation of the historic Pojoaque Pueblo area as early as 500 AD. (Submitted on July 9, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
3. Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker
Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
4. Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker - Reverse
New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative 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 proviee a guide for future generations. The 2006 legislature funded the project.
Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
5. Feliciana Tapia Viarrial (1904-1988) Marker - Reverse
Looking toward the reverse side of the marker from about 50 feet north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2010. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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