Popé or Po’pay (/ˈpoʊpeɪ/; c. 1630 – c. 1692) was a Tewa religious leader from Ohkay Owingeh (renamed San Juan Pueblo by the Spanish during the colonial period), who led the Pueblo Revolt in 1680 against Spanish colonial rule.
Pueblo Indians man, Popé, led the Pueblo Rebellion against the Spanish.
Popé was a seventeenth-century revolutionary leader of the Pueblos, a Native American group in present-day New Mexico. Popé also advocated a return to the old Pueblo way of life that had existed before the arrival of the Spaniards. In 1680 Popé organized a revolt at Santa Fe against Spanish forces.
Po’Pay: The Little-Known Pueblo Hero Who Led the First American Revolution. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 drove out the Spanish for 12 years—and saved many Indigenous cultures from being wiped out. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 drove out the Spanish for 12 years—and saved many Indigenous cultures from being wiped out.
In 1680 a Tewa man, Popé, led the Pueblo Rebellion against the Spanish.
Who was Popé? The leader of the Pueblos who led a rebellion against the Spanish. He was a priest and had been whipped publicly for practicing his religion in secret. He vowed to overthrow the Spanish regime.
Popé (Taos Pueblo)- Who led the Pueblo Revolt in 1680 against Spanish colonial rule.
With the colonists banished from the territory, Popé assumed leadership. His goal was to restore conditions to what the Pueblo people were accustomed to before the Spanish arrived. This meant outlawing the religious and agricultural practices the Spanish had imported.
Francis embodies a much wider range of leadership skills than previous popes. He has the ability to understand people, to build coalitions, to communicate a compelling vision. For me, his skill is getting people to transcend where they are, to a larger sense of purpose.”
You have to learn multiple languages, attend confession, meet with heads of state, lead mass services, and remain celibate. This means the simple answer to this article’s question is no, Popes do not marry.
He gained the support of the Northern Tiwa, Tewa, Towa, Tano, and Keres-speaking Pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley. The Pecos Pueblo, 50 miles east of the Rio Grande pledged its participation in the revolt as did the Zuni and Hopi, 120 and 200 miles respectively west of the Rio Grande.
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico by Edward S. Curtis, 1927. The Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, formerly known as the San Juan Pueblo, is a Tewa-speaking village located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, about 25 miles north of Santa Fe.
Despite their success, the Ancient Puebloans’ way of life declined in the 1300s, probably due to drought and intertribal warfare, and they migrated south, primarily into New Mexico and Arizona, becoming what is today known as the Pueblo people.
Pueblo (Spanish for “town”) refers to the village-dwelling Indians of the southwestern United States, including the Hopi of northeastern Arizona, the Zuni of western New Mexico, and the Rio Grande Pueblos.
During those 12 years there were several punitive expeditions against the Pueblos as well as offers to negotiate – in 1683 the Picuris Pueblo sent an emissary to Governor Otermin offering aid in the Spanish reentry in exchange for peace and an agreement not to kill the natives or burn their homes.
The gobernadorcillo was the leader of a town or pueblo (people or population). In a coastal town, the gobernadorcillo functioned as a port captain. They were appointed through an exclusive nomination provided by the Spanish law. Their term of office lasted for two years.