Originally published December 26, 2015 at 8:00 am | Updated December 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm
By Mike Baker, Daniel Wagner
THIRD OF SERIES
GALLUP, N.M. â€” After a few years living with her sister, Rose Mary Zunie, 59, was ready to move into a place of her own.
So, on an arid Saturday morning this past summer, the sisters piled into a friendâ€™s pickup truck and headed for a mobile-home sales lot here just outside the impoverished Navajo reservation.
The women â€” one in a long, colorful tribal skirt, another wearing turquoise jewelry, a traditional talisman against evil â€” were steered to a salesman who spoke Navajo, just like the voice on the storeâ€™s radio ads. . . .