speculations of common accepted thoughts to the Asia/North America migration. The Anasazi thingy is something that even scientists can't really explain. If the Navajos are knows as 'thieves and wonderers', then they are in GREAT company with the US Govt. expansionism into the West especially the Southwest, i.e. New Mexico and Arizona. If not for the Railroad and the goal of sea to shining sea, New Mexico and AZ arizona, California would be know as the Northern Territority of Mexico!<quoted text>
Where did you come from? Where did you 'originate' from? Why do you attribute the color of ones skin to native ancestry? Navajo came from Asia...proven fact. They crossed the bridge...there were people aready here. Who were here before them? Anasazi. Pueblo indians. Not Navajo. Cultures don't match. The Navajo are known to be thieves and wonderers. Do your homework. Typical liberal? You've got to be kidding? Liberal? I do not nor have I ever supported any entity who continues to encourage their people to 'suck the government tit'. Hold your hand out, for decades and decades....to the government to support you and your children...because they 'owe you a home, a living, healthcare, everything.....based on your skin color'(so to speak)? Why? Because you're living in your ancestrial home and enjoy all the perks your tradition has to offer? And, you have the royalties of oil, gas, coal, and casinos to enhance your revenue? Where does this include the Tribal responsibility to pay for protection of it's people? Where's the corruption control? Why is it that the 'upper class'...or gainfully employed by the Tribe, are getting richer? Why are there people within the Tribe who are going hungry? As to protection. Where are the paid officers when we need them? There's an embarrassing amount of officers to protect their people...their pay? Pathetic...overtime? Non-exsistant. You have the courage to critic the American people? Especially with the 'Tribe' being held at close scrutiny (as they well should be) for misappropriation of funds? Do you have a familiarity of the geological area? Go jump in the nearest lake.
I don't know of any-other group in the US today, having a Federal Agency as the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. Navajo didn't get the right to VOTE (the American way) until the 1920s, but NM or Arizona didn't recognize this federal law until the late 1940s.
The point is this is a very complicated scenerio for not just Navajo, but Indian Affairs across the United States. The last subjugation of Apache Indians was only 120 years ago - that translates to ONLY six generations ago.
Considering though how New Mexico including Albuquerque is soooooo engrossed and dependent on US Federal fundings to New Mexico's state economy, maybe it's better YOU read up Indian Affairs or take a class with the localized UNM-Albq.
I am not even going to mention the organized the New Mexico State-Indian Gaming Compact Agreements where millions, and millions of Gaming dollars are going into New Mexico State Coffers to colleges and universities.