Our view: Herman Agoyo: A man to admire

A tribal governor, community leader, cultural warrior, fighter for education and the person most reponsible for bringing a statue of Pueblo Revolt leader Po’Pay to Washington, D.C., Agoyo has left an impact on his home of Ohkay Owingeh and to the state at large.
Yet even as a student at Santa Fe Indian School in the 1950s, Agoyo knew he had another path.
As a Santa Fe Living Treasure in 1991, Agoyo told the group that, “By the time you reached ninth grade, you had to make a choice of what vocation you were going to specialize in.
The priest was transferred but continued to correspond with Agoyo, recommending the young man attend Manhattan College in New York City.
That interest, especially in the revolt leader, Po’pay, led to a drive to honor the revolutionary by placing his statue in Washington, D.C. Po’Pay, like Agoyo, hailed from San Juan Pueblo — now Ohkay Owingeh.
To Agoyo the impact of Po’Pay for Pueblo people is hard to overstate: “To the Pueblo people here, Po’pay is our hero.
The report said Siegmann, who was listed as approximately 30 years old, died at the scene from a head injury.
Friedlein told police he was driving north on St. Francis Drive when he tried to make a left turn onto San Mateo Road, about a block from his apartment.
Friedlein said he noticed a southbound vehicle on St. Francis but thought he had enough time to complete the turn, according to a criminal complaint.
Online records did not list an attorney.

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