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Alfonso Alex Ortiz
, 1939-1997

San Juan Pueblo

Alfonso Alex Ortiz was born in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. He received his B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1961 and his M.A. and Ph.d. from the University of Chicago in 1963 and 1967, respectively. Ortiz’s career included assistant professor at Pitzer College, Claremont, California; professor, Princeton University, and professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. Ortiz’s interests included contemporary Indian Affairs; religion and society; and oral tradition. He also edited Native American writings.

Awards and Honors

Guggenheim Fellow, 1975-76
MacArthur Fellow, 1982-87
Indian Achievement Award, 1982


Books by Alfonso Alex Ortiz:

Ortiz, Alfonso Alex. American Indian myths and legends
New York : Pantheon Books, 1984.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0394507967

Ortiz, Alfonso Alex. New Perspectives on the Pueblos
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1972.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0826302289

Ortiz, Alfonso Alex. North American Indian anthropology: essays on society and culture
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806126140

Ortiz, Alfonso Alex. The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being and Becoming in a Pueblo Society
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1969.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0226633063

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