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Name: Oqwa Pi (1899-1971)
Variant Name: Sanchez, Abel, 1899-1971; Red Cloud

Historical Note: Muralist and painter from New Mexico. Elected governor of San Ildefonso, New Mexico, six times.  Unique posthumous recognition from All-Indian Pueblo Council and 19 Pueblo governors.  Also a farmer, served his pueblo in secular and spiritual capacities.
Sources: Lester, Patrck D. (1995) The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters.  University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, Oklahoma.
Note Author: Wilson, Nathaniel

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