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Darrell House biography: 13 things about Native American man from Albuquerque

Darrell H. House is a Native American man from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in 1977.
  2. He also goes by Darnell House.
  3. He is related to Darwin M. House, David H. House, Travis C. House, Dallas Dorothy and Beverly P. Natonabah.
  4. Aside from Albuquerque, he has lived in other areas of New Mexico including Fort Wingate and Brimhall.
  5. He previously lived in Ogden, Utah, USA.
  6. He is Oneida and Navajo.
  7. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
  8. He is openly gay.
  9. He is the artist behind The House of Dolly Llama.
  10. He often prays and meditates at the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque in honor of the land and his Pueblo Ancestor relatives.
  11. His photo with The Blackout Girls was featured in the December 2019 issue of the quarterly magazine Cultural Survival.
  12. On December 27, 2020, he visited the Petroglyph National Monument with his dog Geronimo and his sister. As they walked on the Piedra Mercado trail, a larger group of people was approaching from the other direction so he decided to walk off the trail to maintain social distancing amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Later, a park ranger tasered him several times for refusing to give his identification after going off the trail. He explained to NBC News, “I don’t need to tell people why I’m coming there to pray and give things in honor to the land. I don’t need permission or consent.”
  13. On December 28, 2020, speaking about the incident at the Petroglyph National Monument on December 27, 2020, he told KOB 4, “I’m practicing my religious rights on my ancestral land.” He also told KRQE, “I will go back. I am going to continue to do my prayers, going off trail without permission, without consent. That is my right.”

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