19 October 2006

Franc Johnson Newcomb

A reader wrote the following: 

I would like to know more about the life of Franc Johnson Newcomb. I am a public school teacher at Newcomb High School in Newcomb, New Mexico on the Navajo Indian Reservation. The community of Newcomb is called Tiis ndeezhgish in Navajo. I read several of her books years ago and have only a passing knowledge of the some of the details about her life, including the fact that this community was named for the famous author and her husband who ran the Newcomb Trading Post.

I have agreed to help publish a short history of Newcomb, for a school newsletter and for a 25th Anniversary Newcomb High School Alumni CD. I would value knowing and passing along appropriate details on the life and history of Franc Johnson Newcomb.