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The Army and the Navajo

Author: Gerald Thompson
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1976.
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Seeking a humanitarian solution to raids by Navajo and Apache Indians, the Army in 1863 created the Bosque Redondo Reservation. This unique military experiment was aimed at assimilating the Indians into Anglo society. It was both success and failure on a grand scale. Gerald Thompson offers a thorough administrative history of the Bosque Redondo. The Army and the Navajo provides valuable new insights into the federal  Read more...
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Thompson, Gerald, 1947-
Army and the Navajo.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)567941140
Online version:
Thompson, Gerald, 1947-
Army and the Navajo.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)609201422
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Thompson
ISBN: 0816505411 9780816505418 0816504954 9780816504954
OCLC Number: 2146459
Description: xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Navajo problem --
"Fair Carletonia" on the Pecos --
Navajos reach the Bosque Redondo--
Insects and fraud --
A controversial experiment --
The foundations crack --
Debating the reservation's fate --
Carleton's control ends --
Closing the Bosque Redondo --
A successful failure --
Appendix : Officials of New Mexico Territory and personnel of Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo.
Responsibility: Gerald Thompson.

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Seeking a humanitarian solution to raids by Navajo and Apache Indians, the Army in 1863 created the Bosque Redondo Reservation. This unique military experiment was aimed at assimilating the Indians into Anglo society. It was both success and failure on a grand scale. Gerald Thompson offers a thorough administrative history of the Bosque Redondo. The Army and the Navajo provides valuable new insights into the federal government's Indian policy of the mid-19th century. - Back cover.

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