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Chief Manuelito
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Birth: 1818
San Juan County
Utah, USA
Death: 1893
Otero County
New Mexico, USA

Chief Manuelito was thought of to be born in Bears Ears, Utah, located in the southern part of Utah. His clans included Man of Black Plants Place and Folded Arms People. His war name was: Hashkeh Naaball, which means...The Angry Warrior. His parents names are unknown. His given Indian name was: Hastiin Ch'ilhaajinii from one clan of the Black Plants Place and Bit'aa'nii of the Folded Arms People Clan. He was a famous Navajo Chief who was the first chief to unite all Navajo tribes together. He married very young, at 16. He moved to his wife's tribal camp. He got along well with his father-inlaw, Narbona. Their enemies and rivals were the Mexicans. He was a great young warrior with courage and efficiency.

Over his lifetime it was thought he had more than one wife, customary in those days. He drank alot of Whiskey as he got older. His family was staunch Catholics. He died at the age of 75, from Measels and Pneumonia combined. He is buried in Coyote Canyon, New Mexico, near Mexican Springs and Alamogordo, in a secret burial site among the weeds. Chief Manuelito's famous quote: "We see the Whites have farms,, as Navajo's, we have nothing. Go, learn about education, and one day, we will have things as the white men have it."  
Coyote Canyon
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Jan 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13176686
Chief Manuelito
Added by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
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Your journey has taken you into the Garden of Light. A great Warrior who stands among his fellow Angels, united in peace and solitude. You accomplished much on Earth, and was rewarded even more in your Heavenly stomping ground.
- Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 Added: Jan. 30, 2006

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