Latest Navajo tribe Stories

2006-10-26 18:00:26

By Staci Matlock, The Santa Fe New Mexican Oct. 26--If you know someone who possesses the secret to snagging kokanee salmon, invite them to lunch and arm-twist it out of them. Such secrets could be worth up to $1,000 in prizes at Heron Lake State Park's second annual Salmon Snagging Derby on Nov. 10, which also is the opening day for salmon snagging on Heron Lake. The derby starts at 7 a.m., and Park Superintendent Anthony Marquez reports the lake is full of salmon. Prizes will be...

2006-01-12 19:35:00

By David Schwartz PHOENIX -- The Navajo tribe on Thursday protested a U.S. federal judge's ruling that clears the way for an Arizona ski resort to make artificial snow using reclaimed wastewater on a mountain sacred to several Native American tribes. The Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, located about 150 miles north of Phoenix, plans to expand and says the artificial snow is crucial to its economic survival. A decision late on Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Rosenblatt would allow a...

2005-11-03 21:25:23

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Famed Navajo artist R.C. Gorman, sometimes referred to as the Native American Picasso, died on Thursday at the age of 74, a spokesman at the University of New Mexico Hospital said. His agent, Virginia Dooley, said on the artist's gallery Web site (http://rcgormangallery.com) that for more than a month he had battled "a virulent blood infection and pneumonia, among other issues, and finally lost his battle." Rudolph Carl Gorman was best known for...

2005-08-23 15:37:33

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Affirming the sovereign powers of American Indian tribes, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled the Navajo tribe may prosecute American Indian activist Russell Means even though he is not one of its members. Means, a member of the Oglala-Sioux Tribe of Indians and one the best known American Indian activists, had sought to prevent the Navajo Nation from criminally prosecuting him for an incident on the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation wants to press...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'