Monday, February 18, 2008

Shadow of the Governor

Last week was the final week of the legislative session. The governor made a speech on Native American Day in the capital rotunda and as I was in position for a standard podium shot of the gov, next thing I know he's pointing in my direction and walking towards me. Turns out the eldest elder of a pueblo was sitting right in front of me. Her name is Gregorita Chavarria. She is a young 102 years old and was glowing as the governor kissed her on the forehead.


Anonymous said...

hi morgan, i'm interested in talking to you about purchasing one of your images of Gregorita Chavarria for use on reznet (, an online Native American news site. could you email me please at
denny mcauliffe
reznet project director

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Gregorita Chavarria passed away yesterday, 5 JUN 2008. She recently celebrated her 102nd birthday and was the widow of former Santa Clara Pueblo governor, Juan Chavarria.
A Rosary and Wake is scheduled to begin tonight at the Chavarria home in Guachupange at 6 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Santa Clara Catholic Church Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with burial in the pueblo cemetery immediately following.
Condolences may be addressed to the family through the DeVargas Funeral Home website at:
-- Susan Roller Whittington, Cantor-Santa Clara Catholic Church