Mela Tafoya Youngblood, Santa Clara Pueblo Potter


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Nathan and Mela Youngblood signatures

Santa Clara Pueblo artist Mela Tafoya Youngblood was best known for her blackware pottery water jars with bear paws.

Mela Tafoya Youngblood (1931-1991) Mistletoe Yellow was the daughter of Margaret Tafoya, granddaughter of Sara Fina Tafoya, and mother of Nancy Youngblood and Nathan Youngblood.

 

Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Relative Links: Santa Clara PuebloMargaret TafoyaSara Fina TafoyaNancy Youngblood, Nathan Youngblood

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