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Vol. IV No. 43
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HOMESICK—White Hawk. 32-year-old widow, and her son Biack Cloud.
2. pose in their Los Angeles home after she asked forest rangers for
land so she can live like her ancestors. She says she was born among
Wyoming Iftdians.
Squaw, 2 Papooses
Yearn for Wigwam
By Bob Burnett
Rangers at Angeles National
Forest did a double-take when
they received this letter:
"How can 1 find out if Indian
squaw and -papooses can live on
land and hurt:, fish and bring food
from mother earth, not from tin
"Not make mess with tin cans*
bottles and papers like white broth
ers, keep mother earth clean for
future generations. Not waste fish,
four-footed animals... Signed.
White Hawk."
White Hawk identified herself
Thursday, November 14, 1963
as a Chippewa Indian with a hank
ering for a piece of land where
she could pitch a wigwam and re
turn to the ways of her forefath
Smoke Signal?
Dubious rangers at first thought
the letter was a spurious smoke
signal sent up by some prankster.
Kit Carson would have been hard
put to scratch a living from the
usually parched and largely brush
covered slopes of Angeles National
But Anselmo Lewis, chief
ranger of the Mt. Baldy district,
Girl Drowns In Red Lake
As Brothers Raft Upset
Mary Alice Baca, age 20,
drowned in the New Mexico por
tion of Red Lake, which spreads
into the Arizona state line near
Navajo, New Mexico, according to
Navajo Tribal Rangers, Chief Ran
ger William Collins, Jr. and Sgt.
Samuel Begay.
Working in combined force with
the Navajo Police and obtaining
hooks and drags from the Gallup
Police Department, Lieutenant
Moorehouse made it possible to
recover the victim’s body.
The cause of the drowning goes
back to last June when the rams
and billly goats were separated
from the main herd, which is gen
erally done each summer by most
of the people who own flocks of
sheep on the reservation. The
rams and goats were placed on a
small island just off the main
shore on the west of Red Lake.
This island is approximately 75
yards long and 50 yards wide
where the rams and goats grazed
Window Rock Nationals Champs
In Get Acquainted Basketball
The Window Rock Nationals won
the championship game over Win
dow Rock El Paso Plant with a
score of 50-45 in the (Jet Ac
quainted Basketball Tournament
held at the Navajo Civic Center,
Window Rock, Arizona, on Novem
ber 4 . 7.8, 9, 1963.
The high point players are as
follows: El Paso, Sam Begayewith
29 points; Window Rock Nationals.
Library Hours
The Window Rock Public Li
brary is open Monday through
Thursday each evening from 7:30-
9 p.m. in the basement of the Re
creation Hall at Window Rock. The
library is sponsored by the Home
makers Club of Window Rock who
urge the public to return their
books on time.
answered White Hawk in kind.
"It is with sincere regret that
we must inform youthatithasbeen
many winter moons since there
was forest land in this area on
which you could live and return to
the ways of your fathers.
"In fact, we are afraid that
anyone trying to live off the local
chaparra 1-covered mountains
would soon take on the appearance
of a Sioux war pony after a hard
Dakota winter," Lewis wrote.
He invited her to take a vaca
tion in one of the forest's public
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Window Rock, Arizona
all summer.
The accident occurred when
these animals were being trans
ported to the mainland. The rams
and goats had to be tied and put on
a raft carrying 4 and 5 animals
per trip. One of the rams untied
itself from the rope and capsized
the raft which Frank Boyd was
rowing to shore. When this hap
pened. Mrs. Alice Baca, knowing
that her brother Frank could not
swim, went immediately into the
water and tried to help her bro
ther Frank, and in doing so
drowned in approximately 10 feet
of water. Her body was recovered
the next day on October 25, by
Chief Ranger Collins and Sgt. Be
gay. Soon after this the body was
identified by Frank Boyd and other
relatives who gathered at the scene
on the shore. The body was turned
over to Patrolman Chichee of
the Navajo Police who radioed
for an ambulance. The body was
then taken to PHS Hospital at
Fort Defiance.
Larry Smith with 17 points.
Third place went to Navajo Inn
Redmen, beating out Navajo Station
Oilers 75-47. Their high point
players were: Oilers, Melvin Cur
tis with 17 points; Navajo Inn Red
men’s Howard Draper also with
17 points.
Results of the semi-finals were
as follows: Window Rock El Paso
Plant 51 Navajo Station Oilers 48;
Window Rock Nationals 65, Navajo
Inn Redmen 63. According to Carl
Beyal, Publicity Chairman, Civic
Center Athletic Committee.
People Losing
S. S. Benefits
Robert Allen, the Social Se
curity Representative with offices
in Window Rock reports that there
are too many people losing bene
fits. Many people who may be en
titled to benefits do not call on him
or fail to call promptly.
Mr. Allen said that social secu
rity benefits may be paid to re
tired people, disabled people and
their minor children.
Mr. Allen is in his office at the
Window Rock Lodge every Monday
morning to assist in completing
applications and to answer ques
Allen also said the Social Secu
rity at Window Rock will be closed
the Monday before Christmas and
the Monday before New Year’s.
There will be no service calls dur
ing the Christmas to New Year’s
*WILBUR MORGAN with portrait of
father, former Tribal Chairman
Jake Morgan who was honored by
Dalton Pass Chapter.
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HERBERT STACHER with portrait
of father S. F. Stacher, first Indian
agent of northern jurisdiction
honored by Dalton Pass Chapter.
Second Oil-Gas
Lease Sale Set
The Navajo Tribe will hold its
second of three oil and gas lease
sales Dec. 5.
The tribe received $1,029,181
in a sale Friday. Bids were re
ceived on 26 tracts containing
35,115 acres in the Black Mesa
Basin in northeast Arizona.
The December sale will in
volve land south of Shiprock. The
third sale will be early in 1964.
Superior Oil Co. paid the high
est bonus, $367,360, for one tract
in the sale Friday. Superior also
offered the highest per acre bid,
Tribal Council
To Meet
The Navajo Tribal Council will
meet Wednesday, November 20,
for the next general session of
the council, according to informed
Pirsonal Mentioa
Ray Burns, new manager of
the Window Rock Lodge had the
following comment written on a
sales ticket. "A wonderful meal
and good service. D. Mcßride-
Ten Cents

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