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50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Church plans new college, but offers no details

Just weeks after it was announced that the Navajo Reservation would get its first community college comes a story about the second community college to be established.

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50 Years Ago: Plummer begins 20-plus years as head of BIA’s Eastern Agency

The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced this week that Edward O. Plummer has been named the agency superintendent for the Eastern Agency.

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50 Years Ago: Alcoholism Committee head against liquor sales on rez

While other tribes have allowed liquor sales on their reservations and it has worked out well for them, it wouldn’t work here on the Navajo Reservation, said Benjamin Hogue.

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50 years ago: Medicine men note fewer apprentices

It turned out that 1968 and 1969 were watershed years in the history of Navajo culture.

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50 years ago: Navajos flood corporate trade school

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai was a big believer in education, but he realized that for many Navajos the answer did not reside in a college education but in an education that would provide them with a decent living in the service industry.

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50 Years Ago: Officials discuss lack of towns on the rez

There are no towns on the Navajo Reservation, according to an editorial written by the Navajo Times’ general manager, Dick Hardwick, in March, 1968.

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50 Years Ago: Fed Mart opens in Window Rock

Life changed for residents of the Window Rock area on March 19, 1968.

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50 Years Ago: Oil companies enjoy profits leasing tribal lands

Back in 1968, oil was big news for the Navajo Times.

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50 years ago: 3rd Diné dies in Vietnam; Treaty medallions for sale

For the third time since 1966, the Navajo Times published a story on a member of the tribe who was killed fighting in Vietnam.

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50 Years Ago: Long Walk twins attend celebration

It’s less than four months now before the Navajo Tribe holds the major 100th celebration of the signing of the Treaty of 1868 and things are beginning to come in place.