Summer Letters From the Reservation 2022

Summer Letters From the Reservation 2022

July 2, 2022 12:00 am
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August 31, 2022 12:00 am
Historic Sites

Summer Letters from the Reservation is a collection of archival letters and oral histories from Fort Sumner Historic Site that describes the mindset of the United States Government towards Tribal polices in the American Southwest and the daily tribulations experienced by the Diné (Navajo) and the Ndé (Mescalero Apache) in the months of June through August (1863-1868) while held captive on the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. These summer letters and oral histories, read in chronological order by people from around the United States, reveals a micro-history of the failed experiment that was Fort Sumner and a moment in history when humanity was lost.

This program is now live on the attached link: https://nmhistoricsites.org/bosque-redondo/virtual-events/letters

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