50 Years Ago
Fifty years ago this week, Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai may have won his biggest victory since becoming chairman of the Navajo tribe.
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.
Navajo tribal leaders have learned that Congress plans to flood part of the Navajo Reservation and of, course, they are not happy about it.
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.
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.
The Hopi Tribe wanted peace with the Navajos.
If you lived on the Navajo Reservation in the late 60s to early 70s, you would recognize the name of Herbert Blatchford Sr.
A half-century ago, some members of the Navajo Tribal Council and Peter MacDonald were in a fierce battle over Navajo young people.
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.