'Blood Money': Life and Death in Gallup, NM
April 21, 2017
Gallup, New Mexico is notorious and deadly for Native people. Ranked as the most “dangerous city” in New Mexico by a 2014 FBI report, violent, unnatural deaths for Native people has become an everyday fact of life.
Gallup is also the county seat for McKinley County, the poorest county in New Mexico, and borders the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni. The small city thrives on Navajo-generated business, and is a convenient 26-mile drive from Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation.