White Corn Nampeyo
(1830 - 1909?)
White Corn Nampeyo was active/lived in Arizona. White Corn Nampeyo is known for Tewa pottery.
Biography White Corn Nampeyo
A Hopi-Tewa potter of the Corn Clan from Hano, White Corn was born in the early part of the 19th century and is the founder of one of the most famous families of women potters in Arizona.
White Corn's husband was Quootsva, a Hopi man from Walpi, and her mother was Tewa. Because these Indians were matriarchal with houses belonging to the women, White Corn lived with her Tewa mother at Hano, and her home was the oldest Corn Clad dwelling in Hano. Around 1858/58 she gave birth to Nampeyo, later known as the Old Lady, and likely the most famous name in Arizona pottery. And she learned the art form from her mother, White Corn.
White Corn's maternal heritage came from the Tewa people from Tsewageh, New Mexico, who in 1702, were gi
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