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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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