Original Copy of Treaty of 1868 Discovered

FOX New Mexico

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868, also known as the Treaty of Bosque Redondo.  The treaty brought an end to the internment of thousands of Navajo and Mescalero Apache near Fort Sumner. 

Recently, an original copy of the treaty was discovered in Massachusetts and confirmed to be authentic by the National Archives.  This document will be on display June 8th & 9th at the Bosque Redondo Memorial as part of a series of commemorative events.

Patrick Moore, Ph.D., director of the New Mexico Historic Sites, stops by New Mexico Living to discuss the dark history of Bosque Redondo, the primary document’s value, and what it means for not just New Mexico’s history, but US history as well. 

To learn more about the history of Bosque Redondo, visit NewMexicoCulture.org.

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