Navajo Renowned Navajo Artist Bahe Whitethorne Jr. Dies at 41 By Justin Regan • Mar 27, 2018 World-renowned Navajo artist Bahe Whitethorne Jr. died yesterday at the age of 41. He was an accomplished painter, illustrator and muralist. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more. Listen Listening... / 0:54 Navajo Nation To Preserve Dinosaur Tracks By Laurel Morales • Oct 29, 2012 Travel east of Grand Canyon and take in the windswept mesas of Indian Country, and you might feel like you’re traveling back in time.