The Long Walk and Imprisonment at Bosque
The forced "Long Walk" of the Navajo people
from Chanyon de Chelly to their prison camp in New Mexico is one of
the most tragic events in all of Indian-White relations. Why were
the Navajo removed from their traditional homelands? Who was
involved with the removal of the Dineh from their lands. How
were other Indian tribes involved? What was life like at
Bosque Redondo -- the site of Dineh imprisonment? This removal
of the Navajo is sometimes compared to the Cherokee Trail of Tears. How
was the Navajo Removal different from that of the Cherokee? How many
Navajo died along the way & in their New Mexico concentration
camp? What is the legacy of the Long Walk and the stay in
Bosque Redondo? What was it about Navajo religion that made the
people suffer so much when they were taken away from their traditional
Hey...how come we never heard about this? This event
started during the Civil War. Is that why we never were taught about this?
Does the story get eclipsed by the big events in American history
happening back east?
Do some digging! Tell us about this event
that happened to one of the largest tribes in America.