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The Navajo Nation is marking the treaty signing 150 years ago by telling their side of the story. It’s a celebration of resiliency, but it’s also a bitter reminder of suffering. Navajo leaders signed the Treaty of 1868 to release the Navajo people from Fort Sumner, a prison camp 400 miles from their homelands. The forced march back is referred to as The Long Walk. We’ll discuss the importance of the treaty and how it shaped the largest reservation in the country.
Jennifer Denetdale (Diné) – professor
Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez
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