Navajo Nation, Arizona (Tribe)

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Tribal Headquarters

The Navajo Nation
P.O. Box 9000, Window Rock, AZ 86515
Telephone: (928) 871-6000

Welcome to the Navajo Nation Government


Wikipedia has more about this subject: Navajo people


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Brief Timeline

  • Mid 1700s: Spanish sent missionaries
  • 1846: Treaty
  • 1846-48: Mexican War
  • 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexico cede the Southwest to the United States
  • 1849: Treaty
  • 1860: Attacted Fort Defiance
  • 1862: Kit Carson began scorched-earth offensive
  • 1864-1866: Relocated with Apache to New Mexico, at Bosque Redondo near Fort Sumner, about 200 Navajos died on the 300 mile trek. - "The Long Walk".  It is estimated 2,000 died while at Bosque Redondo  
  • 1868: Treaty, granted reservation
  • World War II: Navajo Code Talkers

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band


Navajo Nation, Arizona (Reservation)


Begin your search for records concerning members of the Navajo Nation by searching the FamilyHistory Library Catalog on the subject of "Navajo." Click on the Catalog link from FamilySearch.

You may also find additional information from

The National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76140
Phone: 817-551-2000
Fax: 817-551-2037

Native American Records
National Archives
Archival Research Catalog
Historical Records Online
Native American Records

Important Web Sites

Office of Navajo Nation Library
P.O. Box 9040
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Fax: (928)871-7304



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