Last Updated: 22 Sep, 2022 | Views: 111
Other Profession(s): Poet, Educator
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About Louise Abeita
Louise Abeita Chewiwi, often referred to as E-Yeh-Shure, was born in New Mexico on September 9, 1926. Abeita was an enlisted member of Isleta Pueblo and a writer, poet, and educator. She was raised in New Mexico's Isleta Pueblo. Diego Abeita, her father, was involved in tribal politics. Lottie Gunn Abeita, her mother, was a Laguna Pueblo native.
Her first book, “I Am a Pueblo Indian Girl”, was released when she was thirteen years old. Featuring a combination of prose and poetry, this is the first book to explain Pueblo life and culture to non-Natives.
The work of Louise Abeita offers fascinating insights into Pueblo culture. Beautiful pictures from her book I Am a Pueblo Indian Girl depict the Pueblo culture. She claims that in an effort to make Pueblo life more understandable, particularly to the English-speaking public, the book combined traditional language and implicit ideas with images.
The book's themes touch on Pueblo customs and NGAI artists' pictures complement her narrative. This book is regarded as the first attempt by the Pueblo people to provide non-Native visitors with a record of their own art and culture.
She was chosen to serve as the University of Mississippi's John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence in 2013.
In the short film Fashion Horizons, she made an appearance promoting her book to Hollywood actors.
In July 2014, Louise Abeita passed away in Albuquerque.