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New Mexico unveils statue of Pueblo Revolt leader


The state of New Mexico will hold a public unveiling of the statue of Po'pay, a leader of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, on Saturday.

The ceremony takes place in San Juan Pueblo, where Po'pay lived in the 1600s. The event is open to the public. [More Information]

Cliff Fragua, a member of Jemez Pueblo, carved the 7-foot statue. He is the first enrolled tribal member to have work displayed in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

The statue will be installed during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in September. It will be the 100th -- and final -- statue in the hall. Each state gets two representatives.

Other Native Americans in the hall include Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute woman who represents Nevada, Eastern Shoshone Chief Washakie of Wyoming and Sakakawea representing North Dakota.

Get the Story:
N.M. Puts Finishing Touch on Po'pay Statue (AP 5/19)
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Relevant Links:
Cliff Fragua - http://www.singingstonestudio.com
National Statuary Hall Collection - http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh
National Statuary Hall Gallery - http://www.virtualology.com/hallofusa/nationalstatuaryhall

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