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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Wauneka accuses Times editor of printing fake letters

The fight between members of the Raymond Nakai administration and the Old Guard on the Navajo Tribal Council took a strange turn this week with accusations that the editor of

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Death at a Yei Bi Chei

It’s not unusual these days to pick up a newspaper an read about riots happening in an American city because of people being upset at an action by local police that caused the death of an innocent citizen.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Major victory for use of peyote

A half century ago this month, the first major victory in the fight by Navajos to use peyote occurred in California.

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50 Years Ago: Death of longtime delegate spotlighted

The Navajo Times spotlighted one of the most respected members of the Navajo Tribal Council — Roger Davis Sr. — who died 50 years ago this week after a long illness.

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50 Years Ago: Nakai campaigns to re-elect LBJ

The race for president of the United States is heating up and it seems that the Navajo Tribe is finding itself caught in the middle, in part because of the decision by the tribe’s chairman, Raymond Nakai, to do everything he can to get Lyndon B. Johnson re-elected.

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50 Years Ago: Grassroots work to make Crownpoint a chapter

People in Crownpoint Chapter may not remember this, but 50 years ago they didn’t exist. Yes, in all the years that the Navajo government operated, there was no chapter in

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50 Years Ago: Annie Wauneka battles Interior boss

Annie Wauneka, who in 1963 was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor, has become probably the most well-known person on the Navajo Reservation to the outside world because