Maria Chabot (1913–2001), was an advocate for Native American arts, a rancher, and a friend of Georgia O'Keeffe. She led the restoration of her house in Abiquiú, New Mexico and took the photograph of O'Keeffe entitled Women Who Rode Away, in which the artist was on the back of a motorcycle driven by Maurice Grosser. Their correspondence was published in the book Maria Chabot—Georgia O'Keeffe: Correspondence 1941-1949.
Chabot has documented and promoted Spanish colonial and Native American art in the Southwest and facilitated the development of the Santa Fe Indian Market from small fairs throughout the state. She was executive secretary of the New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs. Chabot has been described as "a photographer, writer, and explorer". (Sourced from Wikipedia May 2023)