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Much has been written about the history and events of Bosque Redondo and the incarceration of 9000 Navajos and 500 Mescalero Apaches on the reservation at Fort Sumner between 1863 and 1868. Below are brief summaries of the important key events that wrote the history of Bosque Redondo as well as the triumphant reemergence of the Navajo Nation and the Mescalero Apache Tribe of today. Click on any of the topics below to learn more:

“A military post will, at once, be established at the Bosque Redondo, on the Pecos River, and will be garrisoned by two companies of Cavalry and one of infantry.”

—General James Carleton, 1862

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MANIFEST DESTINY

THE MILITARY MISSION

MESCALERO EXILE

NAVAJO LONG WALK

CREATING BOSQUE REDONDO

LIFE AT BOSQUE REDONDO

THE EXPERIMENT

THE MESCALERO EXODUS

THE NAVAJO TREATY

NAVAJO RETURN HOME

FORT SUMNER FOLDS



THE NAVAJO NATION

THE MESCALERO TRIBE

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