The Nation

A melee involving up to 600 members of two Navajo factions and tribal police resulted in the shooting death of one man, injuries to 14 other people and the occupation of a headquarters building in Window Rock, Ariz., witnesses and officials said. Two hundred to 300 supporters of suspended tribal Chairman Peter MacDonald occupied the tribe's business and finance building after a pro-MacDonald rally that turned violent, authorities said. The violence in the tribal capital near the Arizona-New Mexico line was the latest episode in the struggle for power on the Navajo Reservation. A federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tactical team was working with tribal police, and the FBI was expected to arrive at the remote reservation this morning.

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