The Return of Navajo Boy

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The Return of Navajo Boy
A Kid for the Wild is a playlist of 11 ecology music videos created by Judy Lehmberg, a former college biology, zoology and botany teacher, now filmmaker. The majority of…
Extra: The Navajo Boy Epilogue
A Kid for the Wild is a playlist of 11 ecology music videos created by Judy Lehmberg, a former college biology, zoology and botany teacher, now filmmaker. The majority of…

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I met Navajos suddenly without any prior experience in Native America. I wanted to find the cast from an amateur movie made in the 1950s and titled Navajo Boy. My research took me to Monument Valley, Utah where I found a remarkable Navajo family history involving Hollywood, uranium mining and ...Read more

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