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Posted on 03/14/2012 9:01:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Navajo Cops to Star in TV Show
At first, I expected it to be Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee!
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.
LOL!! My comment after yours mentions the book series, which I thoroughly enjoyed, plus the few movies starring Adam Beach and Wes Studi.
Heh. Another Hillerman fan, right?
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.
Aw crap. I thought Obama was going to be arrested...
I love that part of the country and those books brought it back to me. Great stories and believable Navajo characters.
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.
I have already seen an episode. Very good and true to what goes on on the rez.
If you enjoy those then try the authors Margaret Coel and alas the husband and wife team the Thurlos.... all very good reads.
that should read ‘also’ NOT alas
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.
No. New Mexico just sucks, period.
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.
“No. New Mexico just sucks, period”
Do you Blow? Or Suck righttackle44?
I’m glad you can express such!
Very nice, I look forward to seeing this.
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#.
New Mexico does absolutely not suck. One of the most beautiful and culturally interesting parts of the country.
White sands, Jemez during Fall.
“New Mexico does absolutely not suck.”
Stick to Jemez or White sands...
“New Mexico does absolutely not suck. One of the most beautiful and culturally interesting parts of the country.
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.
I’d love to go out to New Mexico and see the Navajo Reservation and Shiprock, and other places mentioned in the books!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe it was the book there are several series they do...you want the Ella Clah stories.
Thanks for the tip on Jean Hager, I will look into those.
Already saw it, but thanks for the suggestion.
I got the same recommendation from a bookstore owner in Farmington, Thurlos didn’t excite me either.
I’ll have to keep a lookout on NatGeo for that show. We watch a lot of NatGeo!
Yes, the book I got was in the Clah series.
The earlier ones in the series are better reads....IMHO
Sounds good, I love good reads and especially ones that make me laugh. Thanks for the tip Martha
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