What Major Movie is in Navajo?

In honor of the Native American Pow Wow being held this weekend in FDR State Park, please consider the following trivia question:.

What is the first major movie to be dubbed into the Navajo language?

Well, here is Wikipedia’s list of films where Navajo is wholly or partially spoken:

Navajo - Monument Valley

  • Battle Cry (1955)
  • Black Cloud (2004)
  • Blue Gap Boy’z (2008)
  • Broken Rainbow (1985)
  • Coyote Waits (2003)
  • The Dark Wind (1982)
  • G (2004)
  • Mile Post 398 (2007)
  • Miss Navajo (2007)
  • Pete & Cleo (2010)
  • The Return of Navajo Boy (2000)
  • Skinwalkers (2002)
  • A Thief of Time (1988)
  • Turquoise Rose (2007)

And of course, we would like to say The JESUS Film (we have it Navajo), but it is not considered to be major.

So… the first major movie to be dubbed into Navajo is…

Star Wars

STAR WARS (2013)!