50 Years Ago

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50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Mayoral candidates campaign on better relations with tribe

Back in 1967, the Navajo people had a mixed relationship with the border towns that existed right outside their doorstep.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Nakai takes control of advisory council

This was everything that Raymond Nakai believed being chairman would be.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Nakai far overestimates inauguration attendance

Those tribal members who are 70 and over will surely remember the events that took place this week 50 years ago.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Fort Defiance once home to big missile plant

For many years, Fort Defiance was the home to the biggest manufacturing plant on the Navajo Reservation.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai works on border town relationship

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai loves Gallup and it appears that Gallup loves Nakai in return.

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50 years ago: Navajos push for land acquisition

The Navajo Nation is pushing forward on its biggest land acquisition in more than 50 years as the tribal government is trying to convince the federal government to transfer more than 300,000 acres of federal land in northwest New Mexico to the Navajos.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Alcoholism, Littell, and 10,000 Navajos

A report came out this week 50 years ago that may have surprised a lot of people.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Search for lost sisters ends happily

A massive search for two Navajo grade school students who spent the night in sub-zero temperatures during a blizzard ended happily when Navajo police officers found them the following morning.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Littell ousted, servicemen get their Times on time

It was 1967 and newly elected chairman Raymond Nakai would soon have a new tribal council that, for the first time while in office, he would be able to control.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Liquor licenses denied; Shine’s light goes out

As 1966 drew to a close, Navajo tribal officials got some good news from Joe Armijo, the liquor director for the state of New Mexico.