Helen <I>Quintana</I> Cordero

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Helen Quintana Cordero

  • Birth 17 Jun 1915 Cochiti Pueblo, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1994 Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Cochiti Pueblo, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 91746843

Creator of the Pueblo storyteller figure-She was a lifelong resident of Cochiti Pueblo. She "followed a traditional way of life including digging her own clay and preparing her own pigments.Helen Cordero was honored as a Santa Fe Living Treasure in 1985.[5] In 1986 she was made a National Heritage Fellow.
Helen Cordero Primary School, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is named after her.


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  • Created by: In the Dust of Stars
  • Added: 11 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91746843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Quintana Cordero (17 Jun 1915–24 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91746843, citing Cocheti Pueblo Cemetery, Cochiti Pueblo, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by In the Dust of Stars (contributor 47374189) .