Home Television Drama Nakia


1 9 7 4 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes


Nakia Parker (Robert Forster) was a full-blooded Navajo who worked as deputy sheriff of a small town in Davis County, New Mexico.

Nakia combined modern detective work with his knowledge of the old traditions of his people.

Week after week he would say things like, “The bear steals the honey, then complains to the Great Spirit because the bee is unkind”.

Nakia debuted on ABC on 21 September 1974 and proved that television had come a long way since Tonto.

Deputy Nakia Parker
Robert Forster
Sheriff Sam Jericho
Arthur Kennedy
Deputy Hubbel Martin
Taylor Lacher
Irene James
Gloria DeHaven
Half Cub
John Tenorio Jr