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Sally Fowler

Sally Fowler 

Sally Fowler

Sally Fowler is a member of the Navajo Tribe. She is from Tonalea, Arizona. Sally speaks only in her native Navajo language. According to Henry, her son, she has no formal education and the education she knows is her ancestor’s knowledge. She started weaving at age seven, since then, she continues to weave using the natural colors of her sheep wool and colors from the native plants of the Southwest. She has eight children, many grandchildren, and raises livestock. Her clans are born for Bitter-water people and born into Manygoats People; her maternal grandparents are the Mexican People, and her paternal grandparents are the Edgewater People. Throughout this exhibition she is referred to as Shimá, a Navajo name denoting a respected elder.