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Navajo Grandmother

Post by Vera When I went to the¬†Keshmish (Christmas) Festival at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, I could not resist bringing home this grandmother doll. This hand-made beauty resembles Pueblo story-teller dolls, but this doll has a distinctly … 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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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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Finding Answers: How Did Tahoma Paint?

Post by Vera Marie Did you ever stop in front of a painting in a museum and wonder, “How did he/she do that?” How did they make the action so compelling? How did they draw our eye just where they … Continue reading

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Finding Answers: Where Did Tahoma Paint?

Post by Vera Marie When we think of an artist’s studio, the first thing that comes to mind is a high-ceilinged room with light streaming in the window, illuminating an easel. A model or a still life arrangement sits on … 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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