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Navajo Tribal Chairman Sam Akeah shakes hands with a young John Claw Jr., in 1952 when his design became the Official Seal of the Navajo Nation. Submitted photo

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Creator of Navajo Nation Seal, John Claw Jr., 82, passes on

The Navajo Nation lost a historical figure: John Claw, Jr., creator of the Navajo Nation Seal, who passed away March 9. He was 82.