Burnings

A Navajo hogan where the church meets was burned Wednesday night.

by Apache Crying Bear

KINLICHEE, Ariz. (BNc) — Wednesday night, I went to bed at about 10 p.m. The dogs were barking a lot at about 10:30-11:00 p.m., so I went out to see what was going on and saw nothing — everything was fine.

At 1 a.m. I was wakened by the Fire Department and police pounding on the door. The Hogan was completely destroyed.

They suspect either arson or an electrical fire.

We had just moved the door on the Hogan to where it is supposed to be according to Navajo tradition which is on the east side of the building, and we re-wired so it’s not likely that it was an electrical fire.

The ATF are coming to inspect; we will know more at that time.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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