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Navajo - The Long Walk, Part 7

General James Henry Carlton was the architect of the Bosque Rodondo experiment.  Kit Carson, who attained the rank of Brigadier General, left the military soon after the Bosque Rodondo "Long Walk." 

A peace commission, headed by General William T. Sherman, looked into the conditions at Bosque Rodondo.  Finding a deplorable situation, Sherman recommended that the Navajo be allowed to return to their homelands.

A treaty, negotiated in 1868, allowed the people to leave.  One positive event flowed from their four years at Bosque Rodondo:  The Navajo began to view themselves as a great nation. 

In June, of 1868, about 7,000 displaced people walked home.

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 5

 

The Long Walk:  Tears of the Navajo - Part 6

 

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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