Long Walk

Encyclopedia Article


The name given to the traumatic experience of 8,000 Navajo in 1863 when Kit Carson and the New Mexico Volunteers forced the People to leave their traditional homeland and walk several hundred miles to a new, smaller reservation, Bosque Redondo, to be shared with the Apache.

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"Navajo Indians on the trail to Bosque Redondo; with bows and arrows, some on horseback 1863-1867," photograph by unknown. William A. Keleher Collection, 1840-1970 (000-742-0390). Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.

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