Event Details

Virtual: Winter Letters From the Reservation

At Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
12/17/21, Friday through 1/17/22, Monday

Winter 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 November through February (1863-1868) while held captive on the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. These winter 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.

The event will go live on the virtual events page on Friday December 17th at 1:00 pm: https://nmhistoricsites.org/bosque-redondo/virtual-events/letters


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