Quilt Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Bosque Redondo Treaty

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Artist Susan Hudson has created a trilogy of quilts depicting the horrors faced by Navajo and Mescalero Apache at Bosque Redondo, a place of great suffering -or “Hweeldi”- during the mid-19th century.  

This June marks the 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, which released the Navajo and Apache from internment, returning them to their respective homes in New Mexico and Arizona.  Hudson’s most recent quilt shows vignettes of abuse, beatings, starvation and sexual crimes committed during the period. 

Visitors to the Bosque Redondo Memorial can meet Hudson June 8 & 9, as well as get a close-up view of her work.  

For more information on the Bosque Redondo Memorial, visit BosqueRedondoMemorial.com.

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