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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Appeals court sides with Nakai against Littell

Fifty years ago this week, Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai may have won his biggest victory since becoming chairman of the Navajo tribe.

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50 years ago: Nakai vows not to ask for raise

The Navajo tribe’s chairman, Raymond Nakai, a former chairman, Paul Jones, and a man who had wanted to be chairman for more than a decade, Sam Billison, were in the midst of a political battle to become the next chairman.

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50 years ago: Billison promotes Times as tool for education

We have been talking a lot about in recent weeks about the mudslinging by the two main candidates in the 1966 primary — the tribe’s then-chairman, Raymond Nakai and Sam Billiison, a respected education leader of the tribe.

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50 Years Ago: Congress wants to to flood part of rez

Navajo tribal leaders have learned that Congress plans to flood part of the Navajo Reservation and of, course, they are not happy about it.

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50 Years Ago: Billison, Nakai duel in local newspapers

Navajo election officials said this week 50 years ago that they were making the final preparations for the tribe’s first nominating session for tribal chairman.

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50 Years Ago: Name-calling sinks to new lows

The campaign for tribal chairman was getting very bitter with both candidates accusing the other of cheating and worse, as name calling had become a major part of both the campaigns for Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and his challenger, Sam Billison.

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50 Years Ago: Navajos, Hopis still at odds over JUA

The Hopi Tribe wanted peace with the Navajos.

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50 years ago: Anderson takes on Blatchford; state schools grow

If you lived on the Navajo Reservation in the late 60s to early 70s, you would recognize the name of Herbert Blatchford Sr.

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50 years ago: Wauneka, MacDonald grapple over youth grant

A half-century ago, some members of the Navajo Tribal Council and Peter MacDonald were in a fierce battle over Navajo young people.

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50 years ago: Underwear war with Hopis in third month and counting

As of fifty years ago this week, the fight between the Hopis and the Navajos over underwear had been going on for three months with no end in sight.