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Ida Redbird

 (1892 - 1971)
Ida Redbird was active/lived in Arizona.  Ida Redbird is known for Maricopa tribe pottery.

Biography   Ida Redbird


Ida Redbird, 1892-1971, Inducted into Arizona Women's Hall of Fame in 1985

The clouds gathered, and the skies wept when Ida Redbird, master potter of the Maricopa Tribe, died August 10, 1971 in Sacaton, Arizona.

"She had just finished shaping some pots and had put them in the sun to dry," recalled her brother Ernest Bill, who lived across the street from Ida Redbird's Gila River Indian Reservation home.  "Then she went to lie down on the bed under the tree. The tree just broke," he said, although there was no wind at the time. A large branch fell on her and she was killed. Soon after she died, the storm began. Bill's wife, listening as he recounted the events of that day, quietly said, "Old people believe there will alwa   ...  Displaying 750 of 5322 characters.

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