San Juan Basin Archaeological Society
Chapter of the Colorado
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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
Malone: Indian Trader Hubbell Trading Post."
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.