Alfonso Ortiz

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Alfonso Alex Ortiz (April 30, 1939 Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico – January 26, 1997) was a Native American cultural anthropologist.[1][2]

Life[edit]

Ortiz graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1961, and from the University of Chicago with a master's degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology. He taught at University of California at Los Angeles, Colorado College, Pitzer College and Princeton University, and at the University of New Mexico.[3]

He was president of the Association on American Indian Affairs. His San Juan Pueblo, Oral History tapes and papers are held at Princeton.[4][5]

Legacy[edit]

In 1999, the National Endowment for the Humanities issued a grant for the University of New Mexico to establish the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.[6]

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

  • The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society. University of Chicago Press. 1972. ISBN 978-0-226-63307-7.
  • New Perspectives on the Pueblos, University of New Mexico Press, 1972
  • Handbook of North American Indians (volumes 9 and 10, Smithsonian Institution, 1979 and 1983
  • To Carry Forth the Vine: an Anthology of Traditional Native North American Poetry.
  • American Indian myths and legends Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz (eds) Pantheon Books, 1984, ISBN 978-0-394-50796-5
  • Raymond J. DeMallie, Alfonso Ortiz, eds. (1994). North American Indian anthropology: essays on society and culture. Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. ISBN 978-0-8061-2614-2.
  • Raymond J. DeMallie, Alfonso Ortiz, eds. (1994). "The Dynamics of Pueblo Cultural Survival". North American Indian anthropology: essays on society and culture. Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. ISBN 978-0-8061-2614-2.
  • Alfonso Ortiz Papers 1926-1993 (mostly 1960s-1980s) at Princeton University Library
  • Alfonso Ortiz Collection of Native American Oral Literature 1959-1965, at Princeton University Library

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