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The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute: An American Tragedy

David M. Brugge

This personal and historical account traces the origins and progress of the twentieth-century legal battle, Healing v. Jones, between the Hopis and Navajos over the control of the joint-occupation reservation originally set aside by President Chester A. Arthur in 1882. David M. Brugge has contributed a new afterword to update the federal case and land issue.


David M. Brugge is a retired National Park Service anthropologist and independent researcher who lives in Albuquerque.

6 x 9 in. 328 pages 1 drawings, 21 halftones, 4 maps