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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Alcohol legalization, or not, continues to be controversial

Every few years there seemed to be a movement, either within the Navajo Tribal Council or from some Navajo group, to promote the cause of allowing liquor sales on the reservation.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: MacDonald envisions a booming Navajo economy

The future Chairman of the Navajo Tribe, Peter MacDonald, took center stage in late March 1967 with his efforts to solve the problems of small businesses on the Navajo Reservation.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: No news was not necessarily good news

Fifty years ago, fewer than 10 percent of the tribal members who lived on the reservation had 9-to-5 jobs and got a regular salary.

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.

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50 years ago: Nakai takes control of advisory council

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

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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.

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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.