Author: Bill Donovan

50 Years Ago: Biggest piñon crop in more than 30 years

This was a big week for Perry Allen, the chief prosecutor for the Navajo Tribe. Twenty-five years after he was wounded in Saipan in July 1944, he finally received his Purple Heart thanks to the efforts of tribal leaders and family members who wrote letters to members of Congress and national veteran officials who pointed out the problem.

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50 Years Ago: Three protesters praised in editorial

We have pointed out in past columns that 1969 marked the start of a youth movement on the Navajo Reservation to address social issues in border towns like Gallup. But this weekend marked a huge increase in intensity and it was obvious to everyone who bought the Navajo Times this week which side the paper was on.

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