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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 05:05 PM

70 years ago, a Navajo veteran helped earn Native Americans the right to vote in New Mexico

By ANDREW OXFORD | The Santa Fe New Mexican | Published: August 3, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (Tribune News Service) ó Miguel Trujillo Sr. had been a Marine sergeant in World War II and was in the middle of getting his masterís degree from the University of New Mexico.

But there was one thing he still couldnít do.

Trujillo couldnít vote.

In 1948, the stateís constitution barred American Indians living on reservations from participating in elections.

More:
https://www.stripes.com/news/70-years-ago-a-navajo-veteran-helped-earn-native-americans-the-right-to-vote-in-new-mexico-1.540901

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Fighting for the Right to Vote
NOVEMBER 7, 2016

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USMC Miguel Trujillo of Isleta Pueblo
with his daughter Josephine T. Waconda
in the late 1940s.

More:
https://www.indianpueblo.org/fighting-right-vote/


. . .

A History of Indian Voting Rights and Why Itís Important to Vote
https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/a-history-of-indian-voting-rights-and-why-it-s-important-to-vote-IQ2lTgiylkiC9GQ98IvhWA/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 05:20 PM

1. I might well be related by marriage to him

maybe... my aunt married a Trujillo on the Iselta Pueblo (not Miguel).

I've spent more than a few vacations there visiting.

Cool.

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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:19 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Judi Lynn

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 11:23 AM

3. These are the kinds of people who make America great.

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