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Pablita Velarde
(Tse Tsan, Golden Dawn)
, 1918-

Santa Clara Pueblo

Pablita Velarde is from Santa Clara Pueblo. Velarde learned much about the traditional ways from her grandmother, a medicine woman, and her father, a respected story teller. In 1924 she attended St. Catherine’s Indian School in Santa Fe and in 1932, the Santa Fe Indian School where she developed her painting skills. She has painted many murals representing the Pueblo way of life. Her art work can be seen in the Museum of New York’s Hall of Ethnology, the De Young Museum of Dan Francisco, and many southwestern galleries.

Awards and Honors

Palmes Academiques, 1954
New Mexico Governor’s Award
Honor award-National Women’s Caucus for Art


Online resources by or about Pablita Velarde:

Pablita Velarde Honour Award Recipient
Author: Jonathan Batkin
Type: authorbio
Description: Contains the transcript of a presentation given in connection with the award that was given to Velarde by the Native American Art Studies Association.

URL: http://www.nativearts.org/february/pablita.html

Books by Pablita Velarde:

Velarde, Pablita. Old father story teller
Santa Fe : Clear Light Publishers, 1989.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages

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