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Leader of the First American Revolution

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Po'pay, A True American Hero  
A promotional short created using solar power, titled, "Po'pay, A True American Hero".
 
Independent Documentary Film

Po’pay is a historical Pueblo Indian leader from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (formerly known as San Juan Pueblo) in New Mexico. In the 1600s Po'pay successfully organized and coordinated a revolt which liberated the Southwest Pueblo people from the oppression suffered at the hands of the Spaniards. This single event holds great historical significance as it led the King of Spain to recognize Pueblo sovereignty and set aside land grants that Spanish settlers acknowledged as Pueblo land. These land grants kept the Pueblo people on their ancestral land which, in turn, helped to ensure the survival of the Pueblo traditions, language and religion, preserving a respect for life, harmony, peace and freedom.

In 1997, the New Mexico Legislature selected Po’pay to represent the state in the United States National Statuary Hall in Washington DC. Each state has two statues in the Hall which represent significant historical figures from their history. Po'pay is the seventh statue of a Native American in the collection.

Jemez Pueblo artist Cliff Fragua was commissioned to carve the seven-foot-high marble statue. It is the final statue to be installed in the collection and the only one sculpted by a Native American. The statue was unveiled in a ceremony held at Ohkay Owingeh on May 21st, 2005, and installed in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on September 22nd later that year.

Look for the Documentary film, targeted for release at the 2008 Sundance Festival!

The Po'pay Project

The statue of Po'pay is only the first in a wave of Po'pay related projects, all of which will serve to instill Po'pay's name and the history of the Revolt in the national consciousness. These projects include:

Po'pay, A True American Hero

A solar powered promotional video documenting the historic events held in 2005 and Pueblo and Hopi perspectives on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Now viewing on this page.

The Knotted Cord Tour

A worldwide sustainable educational tour that will screen footage from the unveiling ceremonies, feature live performances from Pueblo and Hopi dancers and musicians and presentations by educators and historians. The Knotted Cord Tour will travel to large cities and remote tribal areas, and it will utilize a portable outdoor projection and sound system that will provide a more natural setting for the performance. Special presentations will be made at local schools and universities and the tour will promote language and cultural preservation, renewable energy sources, environmental protection and sustainable living. The tour will seek to raise awareness about other visionary leaders from indigenous cultures with special guest performances at each destination.

In the Spirit of Popay

A website that will serve as an educational portal featuring information about Po’pay and profiles of the indigenous leaders that are honored during the educational tour. This website will be created and maintained using solar power and it will promote language and cultural preservation through innovative programs created by indigenous educators.

The Knotted Cord Documentary

Young people traveling with The Knotted Cord Tour will create a feature length documentary film that will serve to honor other visionary leaders like Po’pay from the cultures they visit.

All of these projects will lead to the creation of a big budget action film about the story of Po’pay and the Pueblo Revolt, told from the Pueblo and Hopi perspectives.

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The Po'pay Project
 

A wave of Po'pay related projects, all of which will serve to instill Po'pay's name and the history of the Revolt in the national consciousness. These projects include:

   
 

Po'pay, A True American Hero Documentary
The history and spirit of Po'pay culminating of the installation of the statue in the National Statuary Hall

   
 

The Knotted Cord Tour
International touring event promoting language and cultural preservation, renewable energy sources, environmental protection and sustainable living. The tour will seek to raise awareness about other visionary leaders from indigenous cultures with special guest performances at each destination.

   
 

In the Spirit of Popay
An educational website featuring information about Po’pay and other leaders honored during the educational tour. This website will promote language and cultural preservation through innovative programs created by indigenous educators.

   
 

The Knotted Cord Documentary
Young people traveling with The Knotted Cord Tour will create a feature length documentary film honoring other visionary leaders like Po’pay from the cultures they visit.

   
 

Po'pay, The Motion Picture
A big budget action film about the story of Po’pay and the Pueblo Revolt, told from the Pueblo and Hopi perspectives.

 
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