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50 Years Ago

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.

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50 years ago: Nakai tries to quell fears of takeover

Looking at the papers back in late 1966, it appears that there was a profound fear by a number of tribal members, including those in the Navajo Tribal Council, that it would only be a matter of time before the Navajo tribal government no longer existed and that the federal government would be stepping in to run the government and make all of the decisions.

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50 years ago: Navajos learn they have Miranda rights

Navajo police must follow laws of the United States if they arrest someone and put them in jail, a high-ranking legal official for the tribe told Navajo law enforcement officials.

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50 years ago: Wauneka blasts Nakai, tribe welcomes Lady Bird

Annie Wauneka, probably one of the most influential members of the Navajo Tribal Council during the 1960s, was not a big fan of the Navajo Times.

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50 years ago: Nakai wins support NAC members

In some ways, Sam Billison was the Donald Trump of his time as he tried to unseat Raymond Nakai as chairman of the Navajo Nation.