Fall 2019

A Promise Kept

Tom
Klawsuc
Submitted by master on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:17
This look at Suzan Shown Harjo’s extraordinary career of activism reveals many of her achievements, including helping to found the NMAI.

Fall 2019

Tom
Klawsuc
Submitted by master on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:03
A 9-year-old Susan (Secakuku) Sekaquaptewa poses for a family portrait at her home on the Hopi Reservation in 1978. She wears cornmeal lovingly dusted on her face—a Hopi symbol of beauty—as well as a white cape that was given to her when her mother was married in a traditional Hopi wedding ceremony a couple of years prior. Sekaquaptewa, a former NMAI staff member, now serves as an assistant agent at the federally recognized Tribal extension Program at the University of Arizona. She and her husband’s grandmother, Helen Sekaquaptewa, appear in the article on Hopi dry-land corn farming on page 16. Photo by Susanne Page