August 17, 2007

Navajos love Elvis

The King still reigns in Navajo NationElvis is popular in the Navajo Nation. Perhaps, it’s because he played a Navajo rodeo star, Joe Lightcloud, in the movie “Stay Away, Joe?”

Several entertainers claim the crown as the “Navajo Elvis.”

In addition to Bilagody, there’s Rex Redhair and Will Foster, who bills himself as “Hosteen Dine Elvis.”

“I like to imagine what it would be like if Elvis was Navajo,” Foster, of Tuba City, said. He might sing “Hound Dog” in Navajo, or pretend to be Elvis at a squaw dance, he said.

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