Native American Authors
Santa Clara Pueblo
Rina Swentzell was born in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Swentzell earned her B.A. in Education from New Mexico Highlands University, as well as her M.A. in Architecture in 1976 and her Ph.D. in American Studies in 1982. She is known for her environmental communication through architecture. She has been active in promoting the traditional Pueblo way of life.
Awards and Honors
International Woman (Univ. of N.M.’s Women’s Studies Program), 1989
Online resources by or about Rina Swentzell:
Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters
Author: Paula Giese
Description: This site includes information about the book, the author, the Santa Clara Pueblo Indians and their pottery. There is also information on her sister, Roxanne and their aunt, Nora Naranjo-Morse.
Books by Rina Swentzell:
Swentzell, Rina. Children of clay : a family of Pueblo potters
Minneapolis : LernerPublications Co, 1992.
Swentzell, Rina. To touch the past : the painted pottery of the Mimbres people : essays
New York : Hudson Hills Press, 1996.
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