Navajo Progressive League

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Jacob C. Morgan organized the Navajo Progressive Leage as a representative body to counter the influence of the tribal council that had been handpicked by John Collier and BIA agents in the 1930s. At the heart of the conflict between the two groups was the issue of livestock reduction. The Progressive League stood as evidence of the Navajos’ efforts to maintain tribal self-determination in the face of powerful agents of the Indian New Deal.