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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai’s staff takes over Navajo Times

Longtime readers of the Navajo Times knew immediately when they picked up the July 13 issue of the weekly newspaper that something was really different.

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Police undercover nets drug dealers, bootleggers

It may not seem like it, but Navajo Nation Police are building cases against drug dealers and bootleggers who are selling their illegal substances on the reservation.

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50 Years Ago: Fencing of land becomes issue of the day

Back in 1967, Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and land officials did not see eye-to-eye on issues surrounding grazing on reservation land.

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50 Years Ago: Nakai discusses plans to mark Long Walk

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai even seemed to be happy as he met with news reporters to talk about the tribe’s plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Long Walk next year.

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50 Years Ago: N.M. gov crusades against alcohol

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai journeyed to Alamo, the small Navajo community southwest of Albuquerque, 50 years ago to give the 800 residents some good news.

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50 Years Ago: ‘Redskins’ consider selling liquor to ‘palefaces’

Even for the Navajo Times, the headline on the front page was somewhat unusual – “Pale-Face Tourism Program Brings Glow to Redskins.”

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50 Years Ago: Treat tribe like Appalachia, states say

The Navajo Times learned this week that officials in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado have been meeting quietly over the past six months to iron out a plan that they say will improve the life of many people living in the Four Corners area, including members of the Navajo Tribe.

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50 Years Ago: Tallman passes, Chapman arrives

Newspapers in the area noted the passing of Henry Tallman Sr., 71, a former tribal chairman who died on June 8, 1967, at the Ganado Hospital after a long illness.

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50 Years Ago: Leaders look for ideas for time capsule

The Navajo Tribe is soliciting ideas from tribal members about what to put in a time capsule that tribal leaders are planning to bury in two secret places in the Window Rock area to be unearthed in 2068 — 100 years later.

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50 Years Ago: Is the rez a slum? And a famous chanter

Definitely not, said Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai, but that’s not preventing the Navajo Tribe from applying for federal funds earmarked to clean up slums and areas of blight in the country’s top cities.