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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Kids, UFOs and marriages made news in mid-sixties

Finally, kids on the reservation have something to do after school and on weekends.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai makes a big announcement

The 1965 Fair edition of the Navajo Times was a big deal. In fact, you could say it was the biggest bargain for readers in the five-year history of the paper.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Don’t let your children play with reservation dogs and cats

Most members of the Navajo Nation probably won’t remember this but at one time, the Navajo Nation had a thriving lumber business located in Navajo, N.M. In fact, the town grew because of the plant there – the Navajo Forest Products Industries.

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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.

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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?