Smithsonian Oral history interview with Al Qöyawayma, 2010 Mar. 30-31

An interview of Al Qöyawayma conducted 2010 Mar. 30 and 31, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art’s Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Qöyawayma’s home and studio, in Prescott, Ariz. Qoyawayma speaks of his heritage as a Hopi; the influences on his education in science and art; the growth and...

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Alfred Qöyawayma, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Alfred H. Qöyawayma received an honorary doctorate degree from Cal Poly on June 15, 2013. Qöyawayma, whose name is Hopi for “Grey Fox Walking at Dawn,” studied mechanical engineering at Cal Poly. He co-founded the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, serving as the first chairman of an organization that has helped more than 12,000 students graduate in...

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