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Navajo Leaders from Time Immemorial

Name Residence History
   
God7 Tso' Dinetah/ Tab33hi'

Leader of Dinetah.
Organizer of 1st Consolidation of Clans.

Na bin[eeth Dinetah/ Ts4nijikin7 Leader of Dinetah.
Worked with God7 Tso'.
 
Naat'1anii from 1750 - 1800
Antonio El Pinto
Hashke' [ik7zh7
Dinetah
Kiny11' aan77
Leader of Dinetah.
Led Navajos into Chuska Mountains and built look-out towers.
Don Carlos
S11d ye'adi[don7
Dinetah
T0'dich77'n77
General.
Led Navajos before 1788 in Dinetah.
     
Naat'1anii from 1800 - 1868
Narbona
Hastiin Naat'11
East of Chuska Mtns,
Tach77'n77
Peace Leader of Peace Group.
Signed Treaty of Bear Springs in 1846.
Hastiin N1b1h7 Canyon de Chelly, AZ
H0n1gh11n77
Led Navajos in war in 1862.
Henry Chee Dodge's maternal grandfather.
Sandoval
Hastiin Keshg0l7
San Juan River, NM War Leader.
Led Navajos in 1846-49 against the Utes.
Signed Chinle Treaty in 1849.
Mariano Martinez
Hastiin Bi'44di[hi[77
San Juan River, NM
T0'dik'0zh7'
War Leader around Mt. Taylor.
One of the leaders to sign Treaty of 1855.
Manuelito Viegjo
Hastiin Ts7'dilk00h
Canyon De Shea, AZ
H0n1gh11n77
Warrior.
Led Navajosto Nephew of Narbona.
Caballos Largos
{99'l1n7 N66z
Canyon De Shea, AZ
H0n1gh11n77
Led Navajos to Wars.
Brother of Manuelito Viegjo
Zarcillars Largas
Naat'11 {eeth
Klagetoh, AZ
T1b33h7'
Youth Warrior, Peace Leader.
Medicine Man.
Baa'yi[ Nidaa Crystal, NM
A'sh77h7
Warrior.
Led Navajos to War.
Hastiin God' Crystal, NM
T1b33h77
Led Navajos to War.
Hastiin Nim1z7 Gray Mtn, AZ Warrior and leader in 1851.
Helped establish Ft. Defiance in 1851.
Savayann Carvajal
Hastiin A'n3'7
Mount Taylor, NM
T1b33h7
Chief of Enemy Navajo.
At times, assisted Mexican/American soldiers against own Navajo people.
Hask4 N44 N77 Kayenta/ Monument Valley/ T1ch77n77 Led Warriors against Kit Carson 1863-64.
Never went to Fort Sumner.
Bil88lizhin77 Black Mtn, West
Kin yaa' 11nii
Led war against soldier in 1867 at Ft. Sumner.
     
Naat'1anii from 1868 and Marked 1868 TREATY (12 Head Council)
Barboncito
Hastiin D1'gh11 77
Naat'11 Hastiin
Canyon De Shea, AZ
Ma'77 deeshg77zhn77
1st signer of Treaty.
Head Chief at Fort Sumner.
Youth Warrior, Peace Chief, Medicine Man.
Died in 1870
Armijo
Gish dilid'd7
East of Chuska, NM
Kinyaa'11n77

2nd signer of Treaty.
Chief and Peace Chief of Ft. Sumner.
Died in 1882.

Herrero
A'tsid77 San7 or Beesh77['iini
Wheatfields, AZ
Dib4'lizhini7
3rd signer of Treaty.
Signed Treaty of Ft. Defiance in 1858 as Head Chief.
Died in 1870.
Manuelito
Hastiin ch'ilhaj7n7 or 'Ashkii Diyinii
Manuelito Springs, NM
Bit'11'n77

4th signer of Treaty.
Head War Chief before 1864 and Counselor after 1864.
Peace Chief.
Died in 1893.

Ganado Muchos
To'tso'nii Hastiin or Bi'b44gash77[an7
Ganado, AZ
To'tso'nii
12th signer of Treaty.
Warrior in youth; Head Chief and Peace Chief; Political Leader and Counselor.
Died in 1890.
Delgado
Diniih7 N66z
Crownpoint, NM
Kinyaa'11n77

6th signer of Treaty.
Originally an enemy Navajo before 1864 but saved Navajos from Kit Carson.
Warrior Chief.
Died in 1872

Chiquito
{i99n55n99h7 Bi'ye'
Eash of Chuska, NM
Dib4'[izhini7
7th signer of Treaty.
Head Chief and Headman of Warriors.
Died in 1874.
Muerto de Hombre
Bi wos77
Chinle Valley, AZ
To'ts0hn77

8th signer of Treaty.
War Chief.
Died in 1878

Hombro
Dichin Bi[he'h7'
Ganado to Keams Canyon, AZ
L0k'11 Dine'4
9th signer of Treaty.
Head and Peace Chief.
Narbona
'Ats 11 bist[0n7
Tohatchi, NM
N3nesht'4zh7
10th signer of Treaty.
Head Chief and Sub War Chief.
Narbona Segundo
Dzi[t1'n77 Hastiin
Two Grey Hills, NM
Dzil tat nii
11th signer of Treaty.
War Chief and Headman.
Capitan Largo
Hastiin Big0di Bij11'
San Juan River
To'ts0hn77
5th signer of Treaty.
Head and Peace Chief.
 
Council Members
Riquo
Hastiin Bigaan7
Oak Springs, AZ
To'dik0zh7
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Juan Martin
Hastiin 'Adisxaz7
Manuelito Springs, NM
'Ashiih7
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Serginto
To'ts0hn77 N66z
Black Mtn, AZ
To'ts0hn77
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Uncle to Ganado Muchos.
Inoetenito
K'11k'eh7
Manuelito Springs, NM
Bi't'11'n77
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Muchachos Mucho
Ba'1[ch7n7[1ni
Western Leupp, AZ
Bi't'11'n77
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Chiqueto Segundo
'Ana'7 ba'1dee[7
Mt. Taylor Area, NM
Kin[ichii'n7
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Cabello Amarillo
Bil99daaltso'7
Western Tuba City, AZ Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Francisco
Hastiin San7 Bi'ye'
Carrizo Mtns, AZ
Todik0zh7
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Torivio
Hastiin Abe'7
Tohatchi, NM
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Former Mexican Slave adopted into 'Ash77h7.
Barbon Segundo
Hastiin zhinii
Chinle, AZ
To'ts0'n77
Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Cabares Colorados
Bilii dalchi'i
Chaco Canyon, NM Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Grande   Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Desdendado   Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Juan   Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Guero   Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Gugadore   Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
Cabason   Member of Council for Treaty of 1868.
 
Naat'1anii during early 1900's
Dine' Ts'0'si   War and Peace Chief.
Caballos Muchos
Bil99t[an7
Ganado, AZ
Ts4'nijikin7
Led purge of witches in 1878.
War Chief; Brother of Ganado Muchos.
Died in 1910.
Mariano
Hastiin [i'tso'ts'0s7
Mariano Lake, Ft. Wingate
Tach77'n77
War and Peace Chief.
Influence became strong after 1870 until his death in 1890.
Vicenti
Bi sende
Dalton Pass, Crownpoint Headman, Peace Chief.
Counselled his people to remain useful from 1900 until death in 1918.
Cabra Negra
Zhin77 tsoh'
Black Mesa Area
N1k11ii Dine'4
Head Chief.
Led his people to remain peaceful and work together.
Silversmith
Besh [a'ga7 ye'tsid7
Houck, Ft. Defiance, AZ
To'dik=zh7
War, Peace Chief.
Brother of Riquo - Hastiin Bigaani.
Juanico
Hastiin Hashkeh7
Sawmill, Fluted Rock, AZ
To'tsoh'n77
Headman, Chief.
Brother of Ganado Muchos.
Blackhorse
Bil99'[izhin77
Tach77'n77 Chief.
Counseled his people about livestock & farming.
Tall Apache
Chishi N66z
  Sub-War Chief.
Led his people to live in harmony.
Squeezer
Ta'y0'0ni
Wheatfields, AZ Captain, Chief.
Angry One
Hashke'ni'zin7
  Headman, Chief, Counselor.
Heavy Man or Tall Man
Hastiin Ni'd11z or Hastiin N66z
Cornfields, Ganado, AZ Chief, Head Counselor.
Henry Chee Dodge
Hastiin 'Adiits'1'ii
Crystal, Ft. Defiance, AZ
Ma'77deeshg77zhn77
Head Chief, Head Interpreter, Counselor.
Led his people to be educated.
Died in 1950.
     
Naat'1anii from 1922 - 1989
Dates Chairman Vice-Chairman
     
1922-28 Henry Chee Dodge  
1928-32 Deshna Clah Chischilzie Maxwell Yazzie
1932-36 Thomas Dodge Marcus Kanuho
1937-38 Henry Taliman, Sr. Roy Kinsel
1938-42 Jacob C. Morgan Howard Gorman
1942-46 Henry Chee Dodge Sam Ahkeah
1946-50 Sam Ahkeah Henry Chee Dodge/ Zhealy Tso
1951-54 Sam Ahkeah John Claw/ Adolph Maloney
1955-59 Paul Jones Scott Preston
1960-63 Paul Jones Scott Preston
1963-66 Raymond Nakai Nelson Damon
1967-70 Raymond Nakai Nelson Damon
1971-74 Peter MacDonald Wilson Skeet
1974-78 Peter MacDonald Wilson Skeet
1978-82 Peter MacDonald Frank E. Paul
1983-87 Peterson Zah Edward T. Begay
1987-88 Peter MacDonald Johnny R. Thompson
 
Interim Period of Restructuring
Dates Interim Chairman Interim Vice-Chairman
     
1989-91 Leonard Haskie Irving Billy
     
Navajo Nation Presidents after Restructuring
Dates President Vice-President
     
1991-94 Peterson Zah Marshall Plummer
1994-98 Albert Hale Thomas Atcitty
1998 Thomas Atcitty Milton Bluehouse
1998 Milton Bluehouse Frank Chee Willeto, Sr.
1998-2002 Kelsey Begaye Taylor McKenzie
2003- Joe Shirley, Jr. Frank Dayish, Jr.
     

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From: Navajo Nation Government, Fourth Edition, Office of Navajo Government Development, Window Rock, Navajo Nation.

 

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