From the June 1974 magazine.

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Rough Road Home

American Indians are dying on the highways at least four times as frequently as the population in general, and the U.S. government is not doing much about it.

Federal officials say that many Indians drive home drunk--sometimes over considerable distances--on bad roads, because drinking is forbidden on reservations.

One area particularly hard-hit is Gallup, N.M., where McKinley County Sheriff Bob Bass cites the incredible total of 54 bars in an area of 50,000 population, largely Indian.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Highway Traffic...

-- Parade