The Navajo Rangers (formed 1957) are an organization of the Navajo Nation in the Southwestern United States, which maintain and protect the tribal nation's public works and natural resources. The Rangers form a part of the Navajo Nation Department of Resource Enforcement (within the Division of Natural Resources), and as of 2007 consisted of 26 officers divided into three districts. The Rangers also serve as a park service, protecting natural and historical sites and assisting travelers.
The organization was founded by Richard Fowler Van Valkenburgh.
- ^ Associated Press. (August 4, 2012). "Drought on Navajo Nation hits wild horses". ABC 15 (Arizona).
- ^ Navajo Nation - Natural Resource Law Enforcement -Navajo Rangers at USAcops.com
- ^ James F. Downs (February 1984). The Navajo. Waveland Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-88133-037-3. Retrieved 11 August 2011. - Navajo rangers build roads, dams, and other tribal works and operate a separate park service and tribal highway and works departments
- ^ Graeme R. Newman, General Editor (ed.). Crime and Punishment Around the World. ABC-CLIO. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-313-35133-4. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- ^ Standard Oil Company; Exxon Corporation (1957). The Lamp. Exxon Corp. p. 192. Retrieved 11 August 2011. - Navajo Rangers, riding in pick-up trucks and jeeps, are on constant patrol. Their job is to protect the natural beauties and the archeological sites of the Navajo homeland, and to assist travelers...
- ^ Richard Fowler Van Valkenburgh: Friend of the Navajo People, The National Association of the Van Valkenburg Family
- ^ Navajo Times. January 1967. p. 132. Retrieved 1 December 2012. - Mr. Van Valkenburgh, who also was the founder of the Navajo Tribal Rangers, was so greatly beloved by the tribe that at the time of his death the Council held a memorial service.
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