Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation

Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (HM1EEJ)

Location: Fort Sumner, NM 88119 De Baca County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 27.312', W 104° 11.63'

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(Old Fort Sumner, 1862 - 1869)

The U.S. Army established Fort Sumner in 1862 as a supply and control point for the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. About 10,000 Navajo were forcibly relocated from the Four-Corners Region during the tragic march known as the Long Walk. About 500 Apaches from southern New Mexico were also brought here. Approximately 3,000 Navajos and Apaches died here. The ill-conceived reservation was closed in 1868, and the Navajos and Apaches returned to their homes. The fort was abandoned in 1869.
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HM NumberHM1EEJ
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Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 574049 N 3812924
Decimal Degrees34.45520000, -104.19383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 27.312', W 104° 11.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 27' 18.72" N, 104° 11' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234 Billy the Kid Rd, Fort Sumner NM 88119, US
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