Category Archives: Santa Fe Indian School

Well Meaning or Harmful?

Post by Vera A reporter asked me recently what I thought about Dorothy Dunn and her teaching at the Santa Fe Indian School. There are definitely two schools of thought, as the reporter pointed out. Either Dorothy Dunn was enormously … Continue reading

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Tahoma’s Teacher Still Paints

Post by Vera We met many artists at the Santa Fe Indian Market last week. One in particular made the trip complete for me. Back in May, as Charnell Havens and I were deep in a blog tour promoting the … Continue reading

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Murals at Santa Fe Indian School

Post by Vera Marie We are grateful that a few people preserved photographs so that we can see a young Tahoma painting a mural at Santa Fe Indian School.

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Tahoma’s Health

Post by Vera Continuing to thumb through the school file that we received from the National Archives, we discovered that the school and Indian Health Service made sure the children were healthy with frequent check-ups. Children living in close quarters … Continue reading

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Quincy says, “I want to go home.”

Post by Vera In the previous post about Tahoma’s school days, I told you how the National Archives file provided a valuable resource to understand Tahoma’s life. In that post, I focused mainly on the yearly reports of grades. An … Continue reading

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Tahoma’s School Days

Post by Vera Marie Back in 2005, I received an envelope in the mail that contained possibly the most important documents of all the research that we have done on Navajo artist¬†Quincy Tahoma. A librarian at the National Archives, Rocky … Continue reading

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Visit Tahoma’s Santa Fe Part I

Post by Vera Marie *The numbers on this map do not show Tahoma’s stops. To see what the numbers mean, click on the map to go to its source, WikiMaps. As we plan our trip to the Santa Fe Indian … Continue reading

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Tahoma’s Artistic Penmanship

In our last post, I mentioned Tahoma’s loopy handwriting, but we didn’t give you a look at it. ¬†He wrote in a style that was more common in the 19th century than in the early 20th century when he lived. … Continue reading

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