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Solomon Bibo
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1853
Death: May 4, 1934
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA

Solomon Bibo was the first Jewish American Indian "Chief". Bibo was born in Brakel, Westphalia,Prussia. He emigrated, eventually establishing himself as a merchant and supplies trader near the Indian Pueblo settlement of Acoma. He developed a reputation for honesty and fairness with the Acoma Indians and began to represent their interests to the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1880s. He married Juana, a Acoma woman and was accepted into the tribe as a respected member. 1885-1889, he was elected the tribe's governor by the Acoma people, a position equivalent to "Chief."
Because of Bibo's "progressive" representation of the Acoma Indians and struggles against Acoma land expropriation, he was forced out and off the reservation. Bibo and his wife relocated to San Francisco. It was reported that his son, Carl was Bar-Mitzvahed at the Bush Street synagogue (Ohabai Shalom) before returning to Acoma for the Indian ritual of manhood.

Solomon Bibo was cremated at Hills of Eternity, and buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA
 
 
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  Juana Bibo (____ - 1941)
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
Created by: Jerry klinger
Record added: Nov 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80925414
Solomon Bibo
Added by: Jerry klinger
 
Solomon Bibo
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Added by: James Seidelman
 
 
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- Red Queen
 Added: Mar. 11, 2015
R.I.P.From Cindy Seligman Engelstein, Great granddaughter of Clara Bibo Block AND of Emil Bibo, siblings of Solomon
- Cindy S. E.
 Added: Aug. 10, 2012
Peace to your ashes ....From your brother Emil's great-nephew by marriage!
- Marxman
 Added: Apr. 30, 2012
 
 
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