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Connecting Navajo land, history through archaeology

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Plateau Science Society hosts discussion with Diné professor

People may have skewed views on archaeology based on what they’ve seen in pop culture, conjuring up images of characters traveling the world, exhuming artifacts for research or personal gain.

Wade Campbell, Ph.D., is a Diné historical archaeologist who aims...

Gun store owner aims to educate, inform with Gallup show

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Gallup hasn’t had a gun show since November 2019. But Darryl Young, the owner of Blue Maverick Guns, a gun shop in Albuquerque, is changing that. Young put together the Four Corners Gun Show, which will take place on Aug. 26 and 27 at the Gallup Community Service Center at 410 Bataan Veterans St.

In an interview with the Sun, Young explained why he believes gun shows are important.

“The importance of gun shows is to help people exercise their Second Amendment right and educating people on the safety and responsibility of guns and gun shows,” Young said.

Young is familiar with guns. He spent 10 years in the military, and then worked for the government. After he retired, he began...

Second time’s the charm

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Destiny Touchine wins Miss Gallup-Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Queen title

After winning the first runner up title at the 2022 Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen pageant, Destiny Touchine knew she wanted to compete again this year. The second time proved to be her time to shine, as she was crowned this year’s Queen on Aug. 11.

Touchine is from the Diné tribe, and her clans are Tabaaha nishti, Tt’aaschchi’i bashischiin, Naaneesht’ezhi dashicheii.

In an interview with the Sun, Touchine said part of the reason she wanted to compete again this year was because of the friendships she made with the other women last year.

“We shared many laughs together, and...

Kids show pedal power at McGaffey Campground

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Where do you come from?

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OFPL hosts traveling exhibition about migration

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gallup had a population of almost 21,000 people in July 2022. Of that population, 25.6% of people are white; 1.5% are Black; 47.2% are Native American; and 31.7% are Hispanic/Latinx. People come from all over, and land in Gallup. But what brought them here? How did they end up here?

A new Octavia Fellin Public Library exhibit looks to answer those questions while taking a look at the topic of human migration.

OFPL was one of 15 libraries in the U.S. selected to host the traveling exhibition, World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration. The exhibit, developed by the American Anthropological...

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