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Author Berkowitz, Paul (Paul D.)

Title The case of the Indian trader : Billy Malone and the National Park Service investigation at Hubbell Trading Post / Paul D. Berkowitz
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 354 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The trading post -- The trader -- The agency -- The cooperating association -- The investigation begins -- The warrant -- The raid -- A life of its own -- The politics of change -- Stalemate and the hand off -- A closer look -- Déjà vu -- The simple truth -- Rugs, jewelry, and kitchen utensils -- Polygraph (No lies detected) -- I thought we were supposed to be the good guys -- Revelations (The last straw) -- Rush to the finish and a few loose ends -- A whistle-blower, again -- Job satisfaction ("It's over") -- Nothing is ever easy (or, It's hard to say goodbye) -- The OIG investigation -- Reflections -- Afterword -- Appendix
Summary <Span><span>Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Regional Non-Fiction (Mountain West)<br /> <br />2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Winner<br /> <br />This is the story of Billy Gene Malone and the end of an era. Malone lived almost his entire life on the Navajo Reservation working as an Indian trader; the last real Indian trader to operate historic Hubbell Trading Post. In 2004, the National Park Service (NPS) launched an investigation targeting Malone, alleging a long list of crimes that were "similar to Al Capone." In 2005, federal agent Paul Berkowitz was assigned to take over the year- and-a-half-old 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.<br /> <br />In an intriguing account of whistle-blowing, Berkowitz tells how he bypassed his chain-of-command and delivered his findings directly to the Office of the Inspector General.<br /> </span> </span>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-348) and index
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Subject Berkowitz, Paul (Paul D.)
Malone, Billy Gene.
United States. National Park Service -- History -- 20th century.
Western National Parks Association -- History -- 20th century.
Criminal investigation -- Arizona -- Case studies.
False arrest -- Arizona -- Case studies.
Indian traders -- Arizona -- Biography.
Navajo Indians -- Arizona -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site (Ganado, Ariz.) -- History -- 20th century.
Navajo Indian Reservation -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826348610 (electronic bk)
9780826348616 (electronic bk)