Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Navajo Cops to Star in TV Show
03/10/20 | Alysa Landryalandry

Posted on 03/14/2012 9:01:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Navajo Cops to Star in TV Show


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fellowredskins; hillerman; navajo; newmexico; police; television

1 posted on 03/14/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

At first, I expected it to be Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee!


2 posted on 03/14/2012 9:05:14 PM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Recorded the first episode on Monday, and watched it yesterday. I read all of Tony Hillerman’s novels in the Jim Chee/Joe Leaphorn series about the Navajo Tribal Police. This will hopefully pull it all together. I’m presently making my way through the Charlie Moon series by James Doss. Moon is a member of the Southern Ute Police Department. Very good books.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 9:09:48 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA
"At first, I expected it to be Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee!"

LOL!! My comment after yours mentions the book series, which I thoroughly enjoyed, plus the few movies starring Adam Beach and Wes Studi.

4 posted on 03/14/2012 9:12:19 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA

Heh. Another Hillerman fan, right?


5 posted on 03/14/2012 9:12:55 PM PDT by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA
Another Hillerman fan! That's where I got my FR name from. In several Hillerman novels he mentions the "season when thunder sleeps."

I've travelled some (not as much as I'd like) through Hillerman country and the Navajo reservation. I've seen Shiprock, even camped/hiked in Chaco ("Thief of Time") and seen the government housing referenced in the novel.

Going back to the SW, on the fringes of Hillerman country this summer for two weeks of camping/hiking. It is nearly obscene how much I'm looking forward to it - already started making gear/packing/menu lists etc. even though the trip is almost 3 months away.

6 posted on 03/14/2012 9:20:08 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Aw crap. I thought Obama was going to be arrested...


7 posted on 03/14/2012 9:20:26 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mass55th; SuziQ

I love that part of the country and those books brought it back to me. Great stories and believable Navajo characters.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 9:21:10 PM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA

I’ve never been out to that part of the country unfortunately. You’re right about the books...great stories and characters. Always enjoyed learning about the Navajo culture.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 9:37:10 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I have already seen an episode. Very good and true to what goes on on the rez.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 9:37:21 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mass55th

If you enjoy those then try the authors Margaret Coel and alas the husband and wife team the Thurlos.... all very good reads.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 9:38:21 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

that should read ‘also’ NOT alas


12 posted on 03/14/2012 9:39:21 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: JimSEA

New Mexico sucks for all you ‘pie in the sky’ sorts. If you live in a city and want to move here; don’t. You will try to change things here into the hell-hole you left. Your ‘brilliant’ ideas, and ‘know-it-all’ (better than the folks who live here) liberal agenda.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 9:41:27 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Carthego delenda est

No. New Mexico just sucks, period.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 9:46:12 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

I’ve heard of them, and in fact read Margaret Coel’s “The Eagle Catcher.” I’ve also read “Ravenmocker,” by Jean Hager, which is the first in her Molly Bearpaw series. She’s also got a Mitch Bushyhead series that I think I have the first two books of.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 9:50:56 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: righttackle44

“No. New Mexico just sucks, period”

Do you Blow? Or Suck righttackle44?

I’m glad you can express such!


16 posted on 03/14/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Very nice, I look forward to seeing this.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 10:07:43 PM PDT by dog breath
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carthego delenda est

New Mexico allows anybody to register to vote. New Mexico will give you a drivers license if you can make up 9 numbers in lieu of a SS#.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 10:10:45 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: righttackle44

New Mexico does absolutely not suck. One of the most beautiful and culturally interesting parts of the country.

White sands, Jemez during Fall.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 10:13:06 PM PDT by Floyd Rivers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Floyd Rivers

“New Mexico does absolutely not suck.”

Stick to Jemez or White sands...


20 posted on 03/14/2012 10:20:43 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Floyd Rivers

“New Mexico does absolutely not suck. One of the most beautiful and culturally interesting parts of the country.

ug


21 posted on 03/14/2012 10:32:08 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps
I spend two years working the Four Corners, on the Navajo, Southern Ute and Apache reservations. I took the books and in my off time went to many of the out of the way places mentioned.

Once we were stuck on location waiting on a truck to move our trailer, the first night the Navajo cops stopped to check on us. Asked did we have weapons and when we said, yes. They told us to answer the door armed.

I just finished the latest Charlie Moon and LMAO.

22 posted on 03/14/2012 10:38:46 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps

I’d love to go out to New Mexico and see the Navajo Reservation and Shiprock, and other places mentioned in the books!


23 posted on 03/14/2012 10:48:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mass55th

Wes Studi did a film called “The Only Good Indian”. It takes place in the early 20th Century and he’s a guy who tracks down Indian kids who have run away from the boarding schools. He wants the bounty, but he also wants to be accepted by whites so he can become the first Indian Pinkerton agent. Anyway, if you’ve got On Demand and you’re a Studi fan, check it out.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 11:37:51 PM PDT by stormer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps
Going back to the SW, on the fringes of Hillerman country this summer for two weeks of camping/hiking. It is nearly obscene how much I'm looking forward to it - already started making gear/packing/menu lists etc. even though the trip is almost 3 months away.

Mark me down as another Hillerman fan that envies your plan and wants to emulate it. I feel lost without a new Hillerman to read.

25 posted on 03/15/2012 1:14:03 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

I tried the Thurlos on the recommendation of a bookseller on the plaza in Albuquerque a couple of years ago that claimed to have known TH. Personally, I think you had it right with “alas” because it just didn’t pull me along the way Tony’s books did.


26 posted on 03/15/2012 1:16:35 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Carthego delenda est

My, my. I sure ticked you off. Well, this “pie in the sky liberal” grew up and worked in an Arizona mining town of some 4,000. I finally left Arizona for mine jobs in Nevada and finally here in Oregon when the Arizona mines began shutting down in the 1980’s. A number of Navajo miners worked where I did and for the contractor, Cementation. Additionally, there were several Apache miners. Just now, I’m living in the largest town I’ve ever ever lived in at 20,000 and I hate Oregon’s cold and rain although the country is pretty.

Over the years I lived there, I been over most of the back roads in Arizona and a lot of those in New Mexico. I like the country there and a lot of the people.

Lighten up. It used to help level my head to go out to a hillside somewhere and listen to basically the lack of city sounds. Try it sometime.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 3:59:38 AM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45

Maybe it was the book there are several series they do...you want the Ella Clah stories.


28 posted on 03/15/2012 5:21:49 AM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mass55th

Thanks for the tip on Jean Hager, I will look into those.


29 posted on 03/15/2012 5:22:56 AM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: stormer

Already saw it, but thanks for the suggestion.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 7:53:52 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45

I got the same recommendation from a bookstore owner in Farmington, Thurlos didn’t excite me either.


31 posted on 03/15/2012 9:02:41 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I’ll have to keep a lookout on NatGeo for that show. We watch a lot of NatGeo!


32 posted on 03/15/2012 10:16:14 AM PDT by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nifster

Yes, the book I got was in the Clah series.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 10:46:39 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: T-Bird45

The earlier ones in the series are better reads....IMHO


34 posted on 03/15/2012 12:30:03 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
I have read all of Hillerman’s series on Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. I have never read any of Doss’s books are they along the same lines as Hillermans? TY Martha
35 posted on 03/15/2012 1:51:26 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marmar
JA Jance writes about Cochise County and is pretty good. It is not any of the reservations around the area. Just a small town large area sheriff.
36 posted on 03/15/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: marmar
Doss’s books are more humor than mystery, but deal with places on Southern Ute reservation. Fun reads.
37 posted on 03/15/2012 4:35:15 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: razorback-bert

Sounds good, I love good reads and especially ones that make me laugh. Thanks for the tip Martha


38 posted on 03/15/2012 11:22:19 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson