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Navajo - The Long Walk, Part 5

Navajo oral history includes horrific stories about the people who were relocated to Bosque Rodondo.  When some could not keep up the walking pace, they were taken behind a rock and shot by the soldiers.  "There were many who died."

"The severe, cracked land seemed endless."  It was not the type of terrain conducive to farming and sheep herding.

Over 8,000 Navajo went on "The Long Walk."  It is estimated that about 2,500 people died.

See, also:

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 1

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 2

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 3

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 4

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 6

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 7

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 8

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 9

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 10


Media Credits

From "The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo" (2007) - a KUED documentary, produced by John Howe and narrated by Peter Coyote.  Copyright, KUED, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production. Clip online, courtesy PBS. 

 

 

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