Nearby a Navajo sheep herder and his son were watching the strange creatures walk about, occasionally being tended by NASA personnel. The NASA personnel noticed the two Navajos and approached them. Since the man did not know English, his son asked what the strange creatures were for him. The personnel told them that they were just men getting ready to go to the moon.
The man became very excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon with the astronauts. The NASA personnel thought this was a great idea so they rustled up a tape recorder. After the man gave them his message, they asked his son to translate. His son would not.
Later, they tried a few more people on the reservation to translate and every person they asked would chuckle and then refuse. Finally, with cash in hand, someone translated the message: "Watch out for these guys, they come to take your land."