Earlene Youngbird-Tafoya is known for her polychrome redware pottery. She is a daughter of Felix and Adelaide Silva Sisnero and a daughter-in-law of Mida Tafoya. Her husband is Robert Tafoya. She is also a granddaughter of Emilia Gutierrez Silva and a great-granddaughter of Juanita Silva. She is sister to Joyce Sisneros, Marie Sisneros Askan, John Sisneros, Grey Antelope, and Merton Sisneros.