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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka exerts her power

Fifty years ago, one of the most powerful persons on the Navajo Reservation wasn’t a tribal chairman or even a man.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Burros, camels and the Navajo George Washington

Everyone – and the Navajo Times was serious about that – had a grand time at the Miss Navajo Chinle pageant held this week in Chinle.

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50 Years Ago: Times folds as enterprise, back in control of tribal officials

The Navajo Times reported this week that efforts were being made to make the paper independent from the tribe to enable the paper to print the news without worrying about political consequences.

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50 Years Ago: Navajo deaths in border towns a low priority

In early August 1965, a couple of events happened that of themselves was not unusual but would lead a couple of years later to concerns by some members of the tribe that border town law enforcement agencies were not taking the deaths of Navajos and residents of the reservation in their jurisdiction as seriously as they should.

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50 Years Ago: Belly dancers create a stir among area residents

So what was the big controversy this week on the Navajo Reservation? Believe it or not, it was belly dancers.

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50 Years Ago: Goodluck: ‘As long as there are big Navajos, there will be little Navajos’

So how did the Navajo Times change after Marshall Tome stepped down as editor and turned over the reigns to Leslie Goodluck, the paper’s acting editor?

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50 Years Ago: Navajos honor the first victim of the Vietnam War in 1965

The Navajo Times reported this week 50 years ago the death of Marine Lance Corporal Alvin Chester, who would be recognized as the first Navajo to be killed in action in Vietnam on July 6.

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50 Years Ago: WR police building 50 years old; A rape gets a lot of attention

It’s probably something no one wants to celebrate but this month the Window Rock police and court building will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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50 Years Ago: Nevada official’s death remains a mystery

It was a mystery that would play out in the Navajo Times throughout the summer, fall and winter of 1965 – just what happened to Delbert Howard?