It’s been 70 years since court ruled Native Americans could vote in New Mexico

This photo of Miguel Trujillo of Isleta Pueblo and his daughter is on display as part of an exhibit at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Trujillo successfully fought in 1948 for the right of American Indians to vote in New Mexico. Associated Press file photo

Miguel Trujillo Sr. had been a Marine sergeant in World War II and was in the middle of getting his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico.

But there was one thing he still couldn’t do.

Trujillo couldn’t vote.