|After the signing of the 1868 Treaty, an elderly man named Chief Munyanna settled the lake area. When asked for his name the Anglos could not spell it from the pronounciation so they renamed him Chief Mariano. The community did not have a name at the time. Chief Mariano and his scouts began construction of an earthen embankment to catch rain and melting snow runoff. The workmen used arrows, saddle blankets and rugs to excavate the silt to build the embankment. Soon after, the dam created a lake. Because Chief Mariano, mobilized the construction of the dam. The lake became known as “Mariano Lake”, and eventually, the community became known by the same name.
From: Mariano Lake Community Members
NOTE: If any community members would like to add to the Mariano Lake Community History please attention to the Chapter Administration. We thank everyone for their information.
The Mariano Lake Chapter conducts monthly meetings to keep
residents informed; residents have a forum to express their
opinions to their Navajo Nation Council Delegate or to
decide on matters concerning their chapter.
"Servicing the Governmental Needs of the Mariano Lake Chapter Residents."
- Planning Meeting: November 6, 2015 @ 9am
- Regular Meeting: TBA after all plannings meetings
- CLUPC Meeting: TBA
- Veterans Committee Meeting: TBA
- Senior Council Meeting: TBA
- Headstart Parent Meeting; TBA
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Jay R. DeGroat
Leandra K. James
Community Services Coordinator
ACCT. MAINT. SPECIALIST
Edmund J. Henry, Jr.
LAND BOARD MEMBER