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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Go My Son

Manuelito

A departure from lifting, but this site is about the Warrior Spirit. This has meant a lot to us for many years. After the Navajos returned to their own land following the long walk to Ft. Sumner at Bosque Redondo, their war leader, Manuelito, was one of the first to send his children to the govt. schools.

A few days before his death in 1893, the great chief, Hastinn Ch'il Haajiin (Manuelito) said, "My grandchild, education is the ladder. Tell our people to take it."

A young Navajo girl, Arlene Nofchissey Williams wrote and performed this song in the 1960's. It has been important ever since.

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