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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.

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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.

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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.

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50 years ago: Churches offer services in Navajo

As Christmas season hit the Navajo Reservation 50 years ago, there was a lot of talk about making religious services on the reservation more accessible to the Navajo members.

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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.