Navojo Indians 1960s

  • Fierce Fighters

    The Navajos became known as fierce warriors. They continued to fight for their land until the 1850's and 1860's
  • Raid

    U.S. military, Mexican Americans, Zunis, and Utes all attak Navajo land and kill many.
  • Raid Again

    Confederate forces go up the Rio Grande and raid on Navajos because of civilians increase.
  • 1863 Attaking is at an all time high.

    Navajos are continually raided by militia
  • Cheifs are forced to surrender.

    The New Mexico District Military Governor General James Henry Carleton tells 18 Navajo chiefs that they must surrender by July 20, 1863. He also tells them that they have to move to Fort Sumner at the Bosque Redondo.
  • "Long Walk"

    In January 1864 many bands and their leaders Barboncito, Armijo, and in 1866 Manuelito surrendered. They were captured and made to walk what is called the "Long Walk" to the Bosque Redondo reservation at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
  • Over Finally

    In 1868 this part in Navajo history ended and the Navajos were allowed to return to their homeland.