THE BROKEN CIRCLE by Rodney Barker
A True Story of Murder and Magic in Indian Country

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Broken Circle recounts “The Chokecherry Massacre,” in which three New Mexico high-school students were charged with the murder of two Navajo Indian men, causing a violent, racial street riot that prompted the governor to call out the National Guard.
 

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Rodney Barker is Reader in Government at the London School of Economics.
 
Published November 26, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The discovery in 1974 of the battered bodies of three Navajo men and the subsequent arrest of three teenagers for their murder brought Navajos into Farmington's streets in several marches for equal justice, which were ended by an apparent police riot.

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