We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest Spotlight… Corey Smallcanyon. He is an independent historian and genealogist who focuses on Native American research.  Much of his work deals with the Navajo history, land, and its people.  He is of the Navajo Nation coming from the Gallup, New Mexico area.  He currently resides in Utah.  

Over many months Corey created several videos for us that talk about his journey with Navajo genealogy and learning about the history of his family. He also interviewed two friends who are deeply rooted in Native genealogy and history. We hope you enjoy the wonderful array of stories, and history that Corey leads us through in the videos below. 

An introduction from Corey and the story of his third great grandfather’s life.
Corey’s incredibly detailed family tree and how he created it. At the end of the video you can see where the Littlesalts, and eventually Max Littlesalt, are a part of Corey’s family tree. 

The importance of figuring out clans when doing Native genealogy at Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument.

The history of Corey’s last name Smallcanyon at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.

Progenealogist, expert at Ancestry.com and professional researcher Brittany Begay and Corey discuss the challenges of piecing together Native history and family trees.

Long time friends, Author Todd Compton and Corey discuss the life of Wounded Smith.