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Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner - Museum Foundation - Museum of New Mexico

Museum Foundation

Museum Foundation

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner


At Fort Sumner, the U.S. Army forcibly moved 9,000 Navajo and Mescalero Apache Indians from their homelands to the land surroundingthis lonely outpost, where nearly one-third died during incarceration in the 1860s. The Mescalero Apaches—450 strong—left without asking permission and the Navajo were held for three more years before the U.S. Government  resolved to allow the Navajo to return to their original homes. Today a museum provides information and a space to reflect upon the tragic history of Fort Sumner and Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation.

Location
Billy the Kid Road
Fort Sumner, NM 88119
575.355.2537
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Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Admission
Free, donations appreciated
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