Native American Authors

Polingaysi Qoyawayma , 1892-


Polingaysi Qoyawama was born in 1892. She was an author and educator who taught in Indian schools. Her struggle to find a place between the Hopi and white worlds was illuminated in her biographical writing.


Books by Polingaysi Qoyawayma:

Qoyawayma, Polingaysi. Broken pattern : sunlight & shadows of Hopi history
Happy Camp, Calif. : Naturegraph Publishers, 1985.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0879611480 (hc.) / 0879611499 (pbk.)

Qoyawayma, Polingaysi. No Turning Back
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1964.
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult

Qoyawayma, Polingaysi. The sun girl : a true story about Dawamana, the little Hopi Indian maid of old Oraibi in Arizona--and of how she learned to dance the butterfly dance at Moencopi as told by her lifelong friend Po-lin-gay-si (Mrs. Elizabeth White)
Flagstaff : Museum of Northern Arizona Press, 1978.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0897340469

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