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50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Udall proposes changes in trustee relationship

The big story in December 1966 centered around attempts by Stewart Udall, the secretary of the Interior, to change completely the relationship between tribes and the federal government.

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50 Years Ago: Times tries its hand at teaching Navajo

The Navajo Times began something in December 1966 that could have been a game changer.

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50 years ago: Controversy continues beyond Nakai’s election

By the end of November 1966, most Navajos were probably sick and tired of reading election news and they were probably especially glad that the race between Raymond Nakai and Sam Billison for the chairmanship of the tribe was once and all history.

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50 years ago: Times mum on Nakai’s win

It had been a week since the Navajo voters went to the polls and decided to give Raymond Nakai another four years in office.

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50 years ago: Nakai’s win spells trouble for Times

The ugliest race in the Navajo Nation’s history was finally over and everyone seemed to be glad after all of the media hype about the lies and the name calling, something historians said had never happened at this level before.

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50 years ago: Wauneka fights Diné relocation

The long-brewing land dispute between the Hopis and the Navajos was heating up to a whole new level.

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50 years ago Politics and heroes

The big news, of course, was the upcoming elections, and I do mean elections.

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50 years ago: Times thrown out of Nakai rally

The big news this week 50 years ago centered around the Navajo Times and a decision by Two Gray Hills Chapter officials and the Nakai Administration to throw a Times reporter out of a rally being sponsored for Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai.

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50 years ago: Cargo blasts schools, ignites film industry

David Cargo, who was running for New Mexico governor, decided that what his platform needed was a strong Indian plank.

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50 years ago: Nakai-Billison conflict escalates

The political battle between Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and his challenger, Sam Billison, had entered a new realm of violence.