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We are the authors of a biography of Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma, (1917-1956). At Tahoma blog, we share with you the the story of the search which became a book. Please join in our conversation and ask any questions, or share information about Quincy Tahoma.
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Author Archives: charnell
Post by Charnell Sunday morning was my last trip to Santa Fe’s 2011 Indian Market, and I was ambling past the remaining tents I hadn’t seen before. Tired and almost on auto pilot, I stopped abruptly — now on full alert — drawn to paintings in … Continue reading
Post by Charnell Retirement years sometimes signal the end of one’s professional career, but for Ramos Sanchez of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, they mean a full-steam-ahead return to painting. Artistic talent runs deep in the veins of the Sanchez family with father … Continue reading
Post by Charnell Dorothy Dunn, the art teacher who founded The Studio at Santa Fe Indian School, had a profound impact on student artist Quincy Tahoma and his contemporaries in the 1930s. But the movement to allow and encourage Indian children … Continue reading
Post by Charnell It’s amazing how sometimes things just fall into place like pieces of a giant puzzle. Vera’s last two posts were dedicated to thanking some special folks who helped her (and sometimes both of us) navigate our long, challenging research journey … Continue reading
Post by Charnell ‘Tis a Puzzlement! Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma loved to paint scenes where a horse or burro was scared by a skunk, causing the poor thing to bolt and race off for the next county — hopefully outrunning … Continue reading
Post by Charnell Well, I’ll be dawged! After reading the wonderful five-star reviews on Amazon.com, and the one in Examiner.com, I didn’t think things could get any better, but I was wrong – doggone wrong! It seems my somewhat flamboyant … Continue reading
Post by Charnell Far away from Navajoland, deep in the southern part of Virginia, the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe is reclaiming its heritage. A small tribe of dispersed members, it is the only Iroquoian tribe still residing in the Commonwealth … Continue reading