Pueblo Book Club Suggested Reading

IPCC's Virtual Culture Guide

Po’Pay: Leader of the First American Revolution chronicles the history of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and its leader, Po’Pay, with commentaries on the historical and cultural importance of these events. This is the first time Pueblo historians have written about these events in book form. Previous volumes reflected Spanish sources or more distant academic viewpoints.

Drawing on their oral history and using their own words, the Pueblo writers discuss the history and importance of Po’Pay, the illustrious Ohkay Owingeh strategist and warrior who was renowned, respected, and revered by his people as a visionary leader. You can read more about Po’pay and the Pueblo Revolt in this suggested reading from our Cultural Educator, Jon Ghahate (Laguna/Zuni).

Learn more in our new Pueblo Revolt Online Exhibit!

Add this acclaimed title to your Pueblo Book Club collection.

3 responses to “Pueblo Book Club Suggested Reading”

  1. Katie Cunningham says:

    This looks interesting. Do you have a study or discussion guide for groups to use when they study this book together? Thanks for highlighting this.

    • Web Master says:

      Hi Katie, thank you for commenting! Here is some information from Jon:

      “As for a ‘study guide or discussion guide’…here is how I usually construct the sessions(format of the Book Club sessions):

      Of myself
      My role and responsibility as Museum Cultural Educator.
      Introduction of the Book and its relevance to the Mission Statement of the IPCC
      Offer and encourage feedback, impression, and/or comments from each of the Book Club session participants.
      After each individual offers some comments, I usually ask if there are any questions or requests for clarification of facts or information related to the book.
      I then promote dialogue and discussion among Book Club session participants, encourage interactive dialogue among participants.
      Contribute counter-narrative facts and the Pueblo narrative, that may not have be incorporated in the book.
      As moderator of the session, encourage participants to contribute with questions and feedback, and at the same time, promote listening to other contributors.
      Bring into the discussion, contemporary and relevant issues our communities, Native and non-Native, may be experiencing and its relationship to the historical events and influences presented by the book.
      Offer other resources: books, authors, lectures, and activities, available to Book Club participants, to further learning and edification, as it related to the focus of the book
      Preview and announce next month’s book reading for the Book Club, time, date, and other pertinent information.
      Closure and thanks.
      I hope this helps. This is how I usually conduct the Book Club sessions.”

  2. Jan J DeCrescenzo says:

    I look forward to learning more about and participating in your virtual programs. I also look forward to visiting the center post-Covid.