Tahoma spent most of his life in Santa Fe, working on hundreds of paintings over two decades from the mid-1930s to 1956 as a Navajo painter and muralist.
It is of much debate if Quincy Tahoma was also one of the Navajo Code talkers, who played such a critical part in the winning of World War II in the Pacific.
It is believed to some that Tahoma joined the arme
d forces and served in the Signal Corps during World War II and that after the war,
he returned to the Navajo Reservation and became a successful artist.