Barbara Johnson, Maricopa - Peeposh Tribe Pottery
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Pottery artist Barbara Johnson is from the Maricopa Reservation. Maricopa pottery making essentially was non-existent at the turn of the 20th century. However, with the diligence of Elizabeth Hart of the United States Indian Service Home Extension Department, there was a revival, not only in production but also in quality of workmanship.
The Maricopa - Peeposh Tribe is located on the Salt River and Gila River region just outside Phoenix, Arizona. There are very few Maricopa Indians remaining, and almost no potters among them. Some of the well-known names are Ida Redbird, Mable Sunn, and Barbara Johnson.
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