Harold Morgan – Navajo Oral History

Harold Morgan – Navajo Tribal Council Liaison

 Living History

Harold Morgan - Navajo Oral History

Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

Harold Morgan lives with his family in Sawmill, Arizona. He is a thoughtful and deeply spiritual man who has faithfully served the Navajo Nation for nearly three decades as Legislative Assistant to the Navajo Tribal Council.

Harold Morgan - Bell

Harold Morgan rang the bell 21 times to start the Navajo Council meetings.
Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

During this time, Harold has worked under seven Tribal Chairmen or Presidents and helped Navajo Nation governing leaders through periods of transition.

This documentary film was researched, photographed, edited and produced by students of Winona State University (Winona, Minnesota) and Diné College (Tsaile, Arizona, Navajo Nation) during summer 2011.

It contains stories Harold Morgan of Sawmill, Arizona, told the students during several hours of interviews about his life.

Project completed by:
Lionel Harvey – DC
Alyssa Reimers – WSU
Michael Ruka – WSU

This documentary film is archived at the Navajo Nation MuseumNavajo Nation LibraryWinona State University Library, and Diné College Library, and will be archived at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The film is part of the Navajo Oral History project, a multi-year collaboration between the Winona State UniversityMass Communication Department and Diné College– The official Tribal College of the Navajo Nation