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).