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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Alcoholism Committee head against liquor sales on rez

While other tribes have allowed liquor sales on their reservations and it has worked out well for them, it wouldn’t work here on the Navajo Reservation, said Benjamin Hogue.

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50 years ago: Medicine men note fewer apprentices

It turned out that 1968 and 1969 were watershed years in the history of Navajo culture.

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50 years ago: Navajos flood corporate trade school

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai was a big believer in education, but he realized that for many Navajos the answer did not reside in a college education but in an education that would provide them with a decent living in the service industry.

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50 Years Ago: Officials discuss lack of towns on the rez

There are no towns on the Navajo Reservation, according to an editorial written by the Navajo Times’ general manager, Dick Hardwick, in March, 1968.

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50 Years Ago: Fed Mart opens in Window Rock

Life changed for residents of the Window Rock area on March 19, 1968.

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50 Years Ago: Oil companies enjoy profits leasing tribal lands

Back in 1968, oil was big news for the Navajo Times.

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50 years ago: 3rd Diné dies in Vietnam; Treaty medallions for sale

For the third time since 1966, the Navajo Times published a story on a member of the tribe who was killed fighting in Vietnam.

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50 Years Ago: Long Walk twins attend celebration

It’s less than four months now before the Navajo Tribe holds the major 100th celebration of the signing of the Treaty of 1868 and things are beginning to come in place.

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50 years ago: Council shocked at conditions at Intermountain

Back in 1968, if you just said “boarding school” and asked the average Navajo to give a response, that response would probably be “Intermountain.”

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50 years ago: Tribe allocates $2 million for construction

The Navajo Tribal Council was in a spending mood, allocating $1,950,000 for building projects.