Katherine Siva Saubel on Native American Authors

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Katherine Siva Saubel
, 1920-


Katherine Siva Saubel is known for her dedicated work in the preservation of the Cahuilla language and culture. In 1964, she helped found the Malki Museum on the Morongo reservation. She is still chairwoman of the museum, and is a member of the Native American Heritage Commission. She currently resides on the Morongo Indian Reservation, and is chairwoman of the Los Coyotes band of Cahuilla Indians at Warner Hot Springs.

Awards and Honors

1993 inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
1994 Woman of Achievement Award, Riverside YWCA.


Online resources by or about Katherine Siva Saubel:

Suffocating in Silence
Author: Adapted By Vicki Lockard from an article in the LATimes
Type: authorbio
Description: An article about Katherine Siva Saubel from the 2/12/00 issue of Canku Ota – A Newsletter Celebrating Native America.

URL: http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues00/Co02122000/CO_02122000_language.htm

The Women of the Hall – Katherine Saubel
Author: National Women’s Hall of Fame
Type: authorbio
Description: Short biography of Katherine Siva Saubel, from the National Women’s Hall of Fame web site. Includes photo of Saubel.

URL: http://www.greatwomen.org/profs/saubel_k.php

Books by Katherine Siva Saubel:

Saubel, Katherine Siva. Temalpakh (from the earth); Cahuilla Indian knowledge and usage of plants
Banning, Calif. : Malki Museum Press, 1972.
Genre: Nonfiction

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