Tom Polacca – Hopi

Published on July 21, 2014 by Carol

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.

Hopi Pottery Jar – Tom Polacca

Tom Polacca was born in 1935 and is the grandson of Nampeyo, son of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo and brother of several well-known potters including Elva Tewaguna, Leah Nampeyo, Tonita Nampeyo and Iris Youvella Nampeyo. He has been married to his wife Gertrude for over 47 years.

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Tom is a self-taught potter who pioneered the deeply precise carved pottery. Tom’s pottery is well known for their beautiful mural like scenes of Hopi religious ritual and ceremonies. Thomas developed a very contemporary style with deep carvings depicting Kachina’s, the Anasazi and animals depicted by Kachina’s.

Tom’s pottery is often very large and unique in color and his work has been featured in many publications. He has been the winner of several awards including 1st Place at both the New Mexico State Fair and the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial.

Source: pueblodirect Unabridged
Based on the collective work of, © 2015 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To Tom Polacca – Hopi
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

Tom Polacca – Hopi Unabridged. Retrieved April 25, 2015, from website:

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Tom Polacca – Hopi Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia (accessed: April 25, 2015).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Tom Polacca – Hopi" Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 25 Apr. 2015. <>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):, "Tom Polacca – Hopi" in Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia Available: Accessed: April 25, 2015.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2015,
    title = { Unabridged},
    month = Apr,
    day = 25,
    year = 2015,
    url = {},
You might also like:

Tags:  , , , , , , , , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Latest Articles
Did You Know?

Native Americans shared their cure for scurvy with Europeans. It comprised of bark and needles of the hemlock or pine tree and were boiled to make a vitamin C tonic.

In the Spotlight
Most Favourited Posts
Photo Galleries
Native American Tribe KlamathNative American Tribe MandanNative American Tribe YakimaNative American Tribe Diegueno