Alfonso Alex Ortiz (April 30, 1939 San Juan, New Mexico – January 26, 1997) was a Native American cultural anthropologist.
Ortiz graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1961, and from the University of Chicago with a master's degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology. He taught at University of California at Los Angeles, Colorado College, Pitzer College and Princeton University, and at the University of New Mexico.
He was president of the Association on American Indian Affairs.
His San Juan Pueblo, Oral History tapes and papers are held at Princeton.
In 1999, the National Endowment for the Humanities issued a grant for the University of New Mexico to establish the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.
- 1975 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 1982 MacArthur Fellows Program
- The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society. University of Chicago Press. 1972. ISBN 978-0-226-63307-7.
- New Perspectives on the Pueblos, University of New Mexico Press, 1972
- Handbook of North American Indians (volumes 9 and 10, Smithsonian Institution, 1979 and 1983
- To Carry Forth the Vine: an Anthology of Traditional Native North American Poetry.
- American Indian myths and legends Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz (eds) Pantheon Books, 1984, ISBN 978-0-394-50796-5
- Raymond J. DeMallie, Alfonso Ortiz, eds. (1994). North American Indian anthropology: essays on society and culture. Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. ISBN 978-0-8061-2614-2.
- Raymond J. DeMallie, Alfonso Ortiz, eds. (1994). "The Dynamics of Pueblo Cultural Survival". North American Indian anthropology: essays on society and culture. Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. ISBN 978-0-8061-2614-2.
- Alfonso Ortiz Papers 1926-1993 (mostly 1960s-1980s) at Princeton University Library
- Alfonso Ortiz Collection of Native American Oral Literature 1959-1965, at Princeton University Library