In 1991, New Mexico State Monuments, the Museum of New Mexico, Navajo, and Apache leaders, began the creation of a memorial to truthfully acknowledge the history here. The Bosque Redondo Memorial opened at Fort Sumner on June 4, 2005, with New Mexican, Navajo, and Mescalero Apache leaders present. The memorial, designed by Navajo Architect David Sloan is shaped like a Navajo hogan and an Apache teepee, and provides an interpretive trail and in-depth information about the history of Fort Sumner and Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation.
Plans are underway to construct a new and unique interactive display in the museum.
Construction on Phase III has begun. Murals installed February 27-29, 2012.
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We invite you to tour the Memorial by clicking on the Slide Show above. Visit us at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
“Too few Americans are aware of those dark chapters in our national history... a memorial at Bosque Redondo would help teach future generations of injustice done and of the courage and endurance of the Navajos and Apaches, our fellow Americans.”
—Tony Hillerman, famed New Mexican author