San Juan Basin Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning about, and preserving
archaeological, cultural, and historical resources in the Four Corners region since 1979.


Next SJBAS Meeting

Thursday, July 14th

Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

Our next meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th, in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Paul Berkowitz will present: "Billy Malone: Indian Trader Hubbell Trading Post." This program is being held in collaboration with the CSWS Four Corners Lecture Series and there will be a public reception in the CSWS foyer starting at 6:00 p.m.

This is the story of Billy Gene Malone and the end of an era. Malone lived most of his life on the Navajo Reservation working as an Indian trader; the last real Indian trader to operate the historic Hubbell Trading Post. In 2004, the National Park Service launched an investigation targeting Malone, alleging a long list of crimes that were “similar to Al Capone.” In 2005, federal agent Paul Berkowitz took over the  case. His investigation uncovered serious problems with the original allegations, raising questions about the integrity of his supervisors and colleagues as well as high-level NPS managers.

Paul Berkowitz is a retired criminal investigator for the National Park Service. He finished his career as a supervisory special agent on the Navajo Reservation.


SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2016

SJBAS newsletter   Moki Messenger - June 2016

CAS newsletter    THE SURVEYOR - Spring 2016     


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