Esther Martinez

 

 

 

Age: 94

 

Summary: Native American storyteller and linguist known for her commitment to preserving the Tewa language who was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts along with 11 other folk and traditional artists as a 2006 National Heritage Fellow, the nation's highest honor for folk artists.

 

 

Cause of Death: Car accident

 

Born: 1912

 

Died: September 16, 2006

 

Location: Espanola, New Mexico