Born in 1860 to the daughter of the Navajo Nabahi and Mexican interpreter at Ft. Defiance, Chee became orphaned in 1864. The Fort´s officers named him after Capt. Henry L. Dodge. In 1884, he succeeded Manuelito as Head Chief of the Navajo Nation and later the first leader of the Navajo Tribal Council. (Photo:Wittick, 1884).