Edmund Nequatewa (b. circa 1880's - ?)

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Edmund Nequatewa was born in the early 1880s in the village of Shungopavi at about the same time as Hopi Pueblo was established.  He was born into a clan position which placed him in a role of responsibility and authority with respect to certain ceremonial functions. When the Museum of Northern Arizona was established, he assisted and accompanied Mary Russell-Ferrell Colton when she initiated the Hopi shows, traveling with her to Hopi villages, serving as interpreter, and encouraging the Hopi artists to create and submit their works for Museum display. Edmund was recognized by the Museum as a wise counselor, interpreter of his people, ethnologist, philosopher, folklorist, and ever-dependable aide.  He told his life story in the Hopi narrative style. 


Source: Museum of Northern Arizona