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of Is of of THE NA.YAJOS DRIVING OUT TIIE WHITE CATTLE MEN. Tho Government May Have to Interfere to Prevent More Troublo— Tho j' aro Armed. Sax Fraxcisco, July 12.—A Chronicle Flagstaff, Arizona, special says: During the past month the Navajo Indians have been acting in a deliant manner toward the whites, and it was the general belief that they wero only waiting lora favorable opportunity to drive the cattlemen from their ranges. A courier has just arrived here from Little Colorado, thirty miles northwest, i with intelligence that a band of six hundred Navajos had taken possession of the stock on the William Roden range, driving the herders from the range and slaughtering large numbers of cattle. The Indk.ns are all well armed and can get large reinforcements from the reservation. •Sheriff Francis will leave for the scene of tho trouble to-morrow morning with thirty armed cowboys to arrest the leaders of the band. If Francis fails to arrest the chiefs r.nd get lhe Indians back on the reservation, the War Department will be appealed to and troops will probably be ordered out. The Navajos are the largest tribe in tho Territory, there being about 16,000 of them, and they are well lixed financially.

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  1. The Record-Union,
  2. 13 Jul 1891, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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