Red Forehead Clan

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One of the clans of the Navajo people. There are at least sixty known Navajo clans, many of which are named after specific places located on or around what is today the Navajo Nation Reservation. The Red Forehead clan might be named not after a locality but after the red head of the Sandhill cranes that are commonly found along the rivers and marsh area of the American Southwest.

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"Sandhill Crane, April 24, 2007" by Joseph C. boone is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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