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Hopis and Navajos #517021

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 26, 1981
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(Studio) Hopi and Navajo Indians' relations in past recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Big Mt., Arizona) Current land dispute between Hopi and Navajo tribes explained; background to situation recalled. Films shown. President Chester Arthur's decision on land recalled. [Hopi chairperson Abbott SEKAQUAPTEWA - notes amount of reservation lost already.] [WOMAN - vows to fight decision.] Possible role played by government, Bureau of Indiana Affairs and white society in general cited. [Navajo vice-chairperson Frank E. PAUL - comments on order to decrease their livelihood.] [WOMAN - cites importance of land to them.] [SEKAQUAPTEWA - says Hopis have been only ones physically forced to relocate in history of conflict.] Details of decision given.
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman

Chancellor, John;
Schulman, Heidi

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