Navajo homeless men claim assault by white youth
Friday, April 23, 2004

Does the practice of "rolling" Indians still take place in Farmington, New Mexico? Some Navajo homeless men say it does.

The men claim that white youth victimize them on the streets. They say they are assaulted with rocks, pellet guns, bottles, eggs, baseball bats and other items.

Others, however, deny rolling happens. The Farmington police department looked into the allegations recently and said most assaults occur between the homeless men.

The term "rolling" dates to the 1974 murders of three Navajos. Three white youth were convicted and sent to a reform school for the violent and brutal deaths.

Get the Story:
Homeless: (The Farmington Daily Times 4/23)
Indian rolling — myth or fact (The Farmington Daily Times 4/23)

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