History HiJinks Book Club: Po'pay: Leader of the First American Revolution

Monday, June 6, 2016

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2016-06-06 19:00 - 20:15

Po'pay: Leader of the First American Revolution

by Joe S. Sando (Editor), Herman Agoyo (Editor), Bill Richardson (Foreword)Clear Light Publications, 2005


Po’pay: Leader of the First American Revolution chronicles the history of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and its leader, Po’pay, with commentaries on the historical and cultural importance of these events. This is the first time Pueblo historians have written about these events in book form.  Drawing on their oral history and using their own words, the Pueblo writers discuss the history and importance of Po’pay, the illustrious San Juan Pueblo Indian strategist and warrior who was renowned, respected and revered by their people as a visionary leader.

Joe S. Sando is the author of Pueblo Profiles: Cultural Identity through Centuries of Change; Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History; and other books on Indian history. Born into the Sun Clan at Jemez Pueblo, he is a former director of the Institute of Pueblo Study and Research at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has taught Pueblo Indian history at the University of New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at U.S. International University. The first chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Housing Authority and the first chairman of the State Judicial Council, Sando is currently serving on the Statuary Hall Commission and on the board of Americans for Indian Opportunity. Joe S. Sando is the 2005 recipient of the SWAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Herman Agoyo, a lifetime member of the San Juan Pueblo Tribal Council currently serving the Pueblo as its Realty Officer and NAGPRA representative, was Lt. Governor four times and Governor in 1992. He was Chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Council from 1987 through 1990 and Executive Director of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council (ENIPC) in 1970, 1979, 1991 and 1993. He was co-founder of ENIPC’s Arts and Crafts Show and founder of American Indian Week of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. He is presently a board member of the Western Environmental Development Center, co-chair of the New Mexico Statuary Hall Commission and president of the New Mexico Statuary Hall Foundation. He also finds time to be an active member of San Juan Pueblo’s Senior Olympics program and to publish poetry and articles.

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