The Long Walk

“Hwéedi: Naaltsoos Sáni’ Fort Sumner: Treaty of 1868″

The Long Walk

The Long Walk

The exhibit portrays the historical event at Bosque Redondo known as Hwéeldi, the Long Walk to Fort Sumner by Diné people. The exhibition presents Diné oral history past down through generations and images relating to this horrific event. We introduce our twelve Diné Chiefs and seventeen Council Headmen who signed the Treaty of June 1, 1868 with Commissioner General W. T. Sherman and Samuel F. Tappan representing the United States.

After the return to Diné Bikéyah (Navajoland), Diné people return to their cultural and traditional way of life through their language and ceremonies. This exhibit is to educate our Diné people, youth and leaders in understanding their history and for our Diné people who survived and prevailed in maintaining their way of life.

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