The Navajo Nation is a semi-autonomous Native American-governed territory covering 27,425 square miles occupying portions of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. It is the largest land area assigned primarily to a Native American jurisdiction within the United States. In English, the initial name for the area was ''Navajo Indian Reservation,'' governed since 1923 by the ''Navajo Tribal Council.'' On April 15, 1969, the official name on the seal used by the government was changed to ''Navajo Nation,'' stating that from that day on ''all correspondence, stationary [sic], letterheads [...] of the Navajo Tribe use the designation 'Navajo Nation' to locate the tribe.'' In 1994, a proposal to change the official designation...'
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