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.
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 marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 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 Pueblo potter—Evelyn Vigil—to experiment and see which ones were likely the correct ones. For five years, Evelyn experimented and finally achieved positive results.” (Submitted on April 26, 2014.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans • Women •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 39 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.