A northern New Mexico American Indian tribe is scheduled to honor the late President Richard Nixon for his efforts to help tribes.
The Taos Pueblo is set to pay tribute to the California-born Republican on Friday with a special honor at a pow wow. Nixon's 100th birthday was celebrated on January 9 at a gala in Washington, D.C.
Nixon is highly regarded among the Taos Pueblo and other American Indians for agreeing to return to some lands to tribes. In 1970, for example, he returned around 48,000 acres of sacred lands to the Taos Pueblo.
Tribal officials say the president's younger brother, Ed Nixon, will accept the honor and give remarks on behalf of the Nixon family.
Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States. He was born on January 9, 1913 in a farmhouse in Yorba Linda and raised in Whittier. His birthplace is now part of the nine acre Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Museum and Birthplace operated by The Richard Nixon Foundation.