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Peterson Zah waves to supporters as he arrives at the Navajo Nation tribal fairgrounds in Window Rock, Az. on Jan. 11, 1983. Zah, a monumental Navajo Nation leader who guided the tribe through a politically tumultuous era and worked tirelessly to correct wrongdoings against Native Americans, has died. He died late Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at a hospital in Fort Defiance, Arizona, after a lengthy illness, Navajo President Buu Nygren's office said. He was 85. (AP Photo, File)

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Peterson Zah, the first president of the Navajo Nation, was remembered March 11 with a memorial service and 100-mile funeral procession that stretched from western New Mexico to eastern Arizona.

By Darren Thompson | Native News Online March 14, 2023