Advocate for Indians
I had a sudden realization of the magnitude of the past help the Ute Tribe has received from Mr. Boyden and the loss that it would be to the Tribe if his help wassuddenly not available.
Reginald 0.Curry Former Chairman o f the Ute Indian Tribe
That strong bond of faith and trust that Big John, which w e culled him affectionately, established with the Hopi people will be long remembered b y t w o generations of Hopi fnends. Our prayers go with him as he joins his fathers.
Abbott Sekaquaptewa Chairman, Hopi Tribal Council
HEN APPEARING BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL hearing in Washington, D.C., John was introduced by Congressman Stuart Udall as "the foremost authority in Indian law in the United States." How did a farm boy from Coalville develop the interest and the expertise in this field? There were certainly no classes on Indian law for the University of Utah law students in the 1920's. But John's interest in the Indian people began long before law school, and essentially he was self-taught. Coalville was located on the Shoshone Indian migration route. As a young boy, John had plenty of opportunities to watch them firsthand, and he was fascinated with what he saw. Occasionally he found arrowheads when he was digging in the soil. When John became a lone scout, someone in Coalville, responding to his interest