Where are the largest concentrations of Navajo people?

Traditionally, the Navajo people lived in the region east of the San Juan River and northwest of present-day Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, it is impossible to know when exactly the people who would develop into the Navajo tribe ( http://www.meetup.com/members/189967114/ ) entered the region or exactly where they lived. The most inclusive records were made by Spanish settlers who noted that the Apachu de Nabajo, their term for the people traditionally known as Diné, were in this area.

Later, concentrations of Navajo people were recorded in the Mount Taylor and Chuska Mountain areas of New Mexico and military troops were sent to fight them. Later treaties with the United States government placed most Navajos on reservations in the southwestern areas of the country. Today, the Navajo people live primarily in Arizona and New Mexico. About three-quarters of all recognized Navajo people live in these two states as part of the Navajo Nation. Read more on this blog http://shawntredd.blogspot.com/

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