"To Lori Piestewa (py-ESS-tuh-wah)" Tuba City by Grazina

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A Native American Hero

On March 23, PFC Lori Piestewa and her company were ambushed near Nasiryah, Iraq. She and her company werer considered MIA. After an attempt to free American prisoners of war it was learned that Lori Piestewa, as well as several other members of her company, did not survive the ambush.

Lori's home town "TUBA CITY" in hopi "Tuva" (Hopi)

This is a city on the Navajo Reservation. There is two part Eastern (Window Rock and Western (Tuba City). This town Tuba City was named after a hopi man "Tuva". Has been here since 1870, way before Flagstaff was built.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Old and lots of history
  • Cons:Pot holes
  • In a nutshell:Come anyways and see for yourself where the Navajo and Hopi reservation come together.
  • Last visit to Tuba City: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Feb 18, 2005
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    I am glad to see a page for one of our heroes.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2007 at 4:51 PM

    Sorrowful news. If only this thing would end!! Loved your vintage photos in your travelogue.


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