Navajo Nation Chapter Series

Editor's note: In an effort to chronicle the beauty and diversity of the Navajo Nation, as well as its issues, the Navajo Times has committed to visiting all 110 chapters in alphabetical order.

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Remember Alamo

The Navajo Nation's stepchild has found creative ways to prosper on its own


Oil and water

Blessed with natural resources, Aneth hasn't fully reaped their benefits


Sandwiched

Between Gallup and Zuni, a Navajo chapter slices out an identity


Where it all started

New Mexico's uranium boom can be traced to Baca-Prewitt


The burbs of Crownpoin

Becenti has become a bedroom community for larger towns


Water underneath, kindness on top

Is Beclabito the Navajo Nation's nicest chapter? Just ask the seniors


Not just for the birds.

Tsidi To'ii boasts oases for the body and the mind


Rising from the ruins

Black Mesa getting some long-awaited improvements


Almost forgotten

Left alone for 40 years, Bodaway/Gap is split over tough choices


Laughing at trees

In T'iis Tsoh Sikaad, a sense of humor is imperative


Waiting for a fair wind

Things haven't gone Cameron's way, but locals are hopeful


A whirlwind on the lake

Casamero Lake may be dry, but ideas are flowing


The homeless chapter

All Chichiltah wants for Christmas is a chapter house


Swept under the rug

A grand community feat never quite paid off for Chilchinbeto


The middle spot

Life in a land of hidden treasures


A-spiring to greatness

Over the years, Church Rock has boomed and busted. Could it rise again?


The relocated chapter

On the rim of Coalmine Canyon, a community regrows its roots


What lies beneath

There's more than copper under the shallow sands of Beesh Hageed


Cornfields

Community tackles top priorities of infrastructure, creating businesses


On the fringe of the Rez

Patchworked and pockmarked, Counselor remains tightly knit


The Moab of the rez

Cove emerges from its mining legacy with much to offer


Manuelito's legacy

Several famous Navajos called Coyote Canyon home


Split down the middle

The progressive chapter of Crownpoint is half ghost town


Dodge country

The mountains of Crystal produced the first tribal chairman



Getting back to green

Dennehotso wants to be the world's best farm town


Dancing with drought

Life in Dilkon will be smooth...if it can meet its water needs


Home of the fighting grannies

Forest Lake residents resisted mining, relocation


Visibly historic

Fort Defiance Chapter's history is on display if you care to look


The invisible chapter

Gadii'ahi/To'Koi fights for a place on the map


At the crossroads of health and commerce

Independent of the reservation, Ganado prospered


They're Number 1

Straddling the Pueblo Colorado, Greasewood Springs is awash in possibilities


The orphan on the checkerboard

The largest Eastern chapter contemplates its next move


Land of giants and eagles

Indian Wells is an oversized sculpture garden


Where the buffalo roamed

After tough times, little Iyanbito is poised to grow


The island chapter

Jeddito is surrounded by Hopi land


Life on the detour

Kaibeto finds itself suddenly on the beaten track


The chapter with a town

Kayenta combines beauty with economic muscle


A bridge not far enough

Kin Dah Lichii chapter is divided by a creek


Annie and the Anasazi

Klagetoh is home to the famous, the traditional, and (almost) enough water


The Old Stagecoach Stop

Lake Valley is a place with a history, hoping for a future

From ugly to beautiful ... again

Manuelito undergoes a physical and fiscal makeover

Few farms, but good ones

Many Farms' agricultural legacy threatened by drought

In the hidden valley

Mariano Lake has found creative ways to do things on its own


The jewel of the desert

The ancient camp of Mexican Water takes off in a bold new direction


Checkmated by Chaco

To develop, Nageezi needs a truce with the Anasazi

The Latest Chapter

There are pros and cons to being the New Lands

The Sociable Chapter

There's no gap in the social structure of Nahodishgish

The four-story chapter

Naschitti is digging in for a more settled life

A good place to hide

Navajo Mountain emerging from shadows

At the mercy of the listmeisters

To be from Nazlini is to keep your eyes on the lists

Counting on coal

Nenahnezad anxiously watching developments at Navajo Mine

Corralled by Cows

Grazing permits, arch sites keep Newcomb from developing

The two-headed chapter

Oak Springs and Pine Springs are siblings and sometimes rivals

An eye on the past and the future

Still remote, Ojo Encino has developed quickly

Oljato locator map showing chapter at the north-northeastern portion of the Navajo Nation

The recalcitrant beauty

Oljato Chapter basks in uninvited glory

The Superfund chapter

Pinedale is haunted by its nuclear legacy

Where the Pavement Ends

Piñon starting to tame its wild frontier

Guarding the Great House

Pueblo Pintado is the gateway to Chaco — but don't tell anybody

Wolves, moonshine and Billy the Kid

You can hide most anything in the rugged hills of Ramah

Lost Logging Legacy

Red Lake struggles to retrieve its former grandeur

Chapter in waiting

Red Mesa waits for the tribe, the state the feds -- and charges on

Birthplace of RECA

The widows of Red Valley pressed for uranium justice

Staying Above Water

The flood-plain community of Rock Point clings fast to culture

Too close for comfort

Rock Springs wants to be more than a bedroom for Gallup

Home of the first contract school

Rough Rock was a model of self-determination

Too close for comfort

Rock Springs wants to be more than a bedroom for Gallup

A Heritage of Conflict

Round Rock has fought the Spanish, an Indian agent, and now neglect

More than a mission

St. Michaels is ready to claim its due

Across the River

Stranded by its namesake, San Juan Chapter needs a bridge to develop

Sawing Logs

The once-vibrant community of Sawmill awaits its next opportunity

Not so sheepish

Sheep Springs is the gateway to everywhere

Smooth sailing

Blessed by water and commerce, Shiprock takes wing

Heart of arts

Shonto looks toward a sunny future

Cleaning up its act ...

But don't fill your jugs in Smith Lake just yet

Chugging along

Steamboat has always led the way

Closed mines, open minds

Blue Gap/Tachee wants Window Rock to help or get out of the way

Coming full circle

Can Teec Nos Pos get back to its sociable, agrarian roots?

Home of the Navahopis

Teesto was the place two cultures met and blended

On the road to hope

Thoreau tackles teen despondency with a welcoming space

Rugs, fish and the tribal council

Toadlena has a prominent place in Navajo history

Breaking good

The 'Enemy Navajo' of To'hajilee strike up a friendship with Hollywood

Poised for progress

Tohatchi can develop if it chooses to

Gunshooter, the orphans and the killing of The Bat

Barren Tolani Lake Chapter is rich in history

Sweetwater to no water

Dry Tolikan flows with milk of human kindness

The old outpost

Tonalea's fortunes depend on the road

Blowing its own horn

To' Nanees' Dizi weaves a tangled web, bounces back

Torreon/Star Lake clings proudly to its Navajo roots

Ts'ah bii Kin

The canyons were Ts'ah bii Kin's lifeblood

On the rim of opportunity

LeChee is taking the plunge toward a (hopefully) brighter future

Tsaile/Wheatfields/ Blackrock

more than Diné College

Close and far

Tsayatoh a hidden gem in sight of Gallup

Soft ground, hard luck

Tsé Al Náoztii struggles with nature, internal conflict

Clogs in the system

Tse Daa' Kaan has plenty of water but can't use it

On firm footing

Tse'ii'ahi has a rock-solid base of community

   

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