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Commemoration of the Treaty of 1868

At Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
6/15/24, Saturday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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June holds a special significance as Treaty Month, a time to honor the signing of the Treaty of 1868 between the United States Government and the sovereign Navajo Nation. Join us on Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. as Shawn Price (Diné) and the Dineh Tah’ Dancers grace the front lawn of Bosque Redondo Memorial with their cultural dances, surrounded by the shade of the majestic cottonwood trees. Following this spirited performance, Price will lead a cultural program in the Memorial Resource Room, shedding light on the Navajo Treaty of 1868 and the crucial roles of General William T. Sherman and Colonel Samuel F. Tappan as Peace Commissioners.

In homage to Article XII of the Treaty, we are proud to announce our partnership with the Sherman House Museum/Fairfield County Heritage Association in Lancaster, Ohio. As a symbol of unity, they have generously donated 100 yards of muslin cloth, to be gifted in half-yard pieces to all who attend. Additionally, several Diné families will be receiving sheep from the Friends of Bosque Redondo Memorial’s flock of Navajo Churro Sheep, which are cared for at the Historic Site, in recognition of the treaty.

Admission to Treaty Day is $7 for adults. Free to children 16 years and younger, Diné, Ndé, Foster Families, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members.

Visitors are encouraged to make it a day of education and fun by participating in the local Fort Sumner event, Old Fort Days, which will offer a multitude of engaging activities in the community.

Photo: Presentation of gifts to the public on behalf of New Mexico Historic Sites, the Fairfield County Heritage Association, and Shawn Price (Diné) at the 2023 Treaty Day commemoration.

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