2018 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo

FOX New Mexico

Two full days of activity are planned at the Bosque Redondo Memorial Site at Fort Sumner June 8 and 9 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868, the formation of the Navajo Nation, and the 50th anniversary of the Fort Sumner Historic Site.

The events include a seven-mile walk June 9 from the memorial to Fort Sumner High School, oral histories from direct descendants of Long Walk survivors, tribal dances and a rare opportunity to see the long-missing copy of the Treaty.

“The two-days of events at Bosque Redondo are scheduled to follow Navajo vice president Jonathan Nez’s 400-mile run from Fort Sumner to Window Rock and the Navajo Nation’s commemoration events of the Treaty anniversary and the Dine’ people’s return to their homelands,” said Patrick Moore, Director of New Mexico Historic sites which oversees the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner.

The Third Annual Gourd Dance gathering this Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Beginning at 8 p.m., Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers will be performing their fire dance to close the ceremonies.

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