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How long did the Navajo Long Walk take?

How long did the Navajo Long Walk take?

two months
(See enlarged photograph.) The forced removal of the Navajo, which began in January 1864 and lasted two months, came to be known as the “Long Walk.” According to historic accounts, more than 8,500 men, women, and children were forced to leave their homes in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.

How many miles were the Navajo forced to walk in the Long Walk?

During the Long Walk, the U.S. military marched Navajo (Diné) men, women, and children between 250 to 450 miles, depending on the route they took.

Where did the Navajo Long Walk start and end?

Navajos were forced to walk from their land in what is now Arizona to eastern New Mexico. Some 53 different forced marches occurred between August 1864 and the end of 1866.

Where was the Navajo Long Walk?

Southwestern United States
Long Walk of the Navajo/Location

How many people died during the Navajo long walk?

In the Trail of Tears (1838-39) about 5,000 out of 14,000 Cherokee died, which compromises a third or 35 percent of the tribe. In the Long Walk, the 2,000-2,500 out of 20,000 Navajo fatalities is one-fifth/one-quarter or 20/25 percent.

What is the history of the Long Walk?

The “Long Walk” started in the beginning of spring in 1864. Bands of Navajo led by the Army were relocated from their traditional lands in eastern Arizona Territory and western New Mexico Territory to Fort Sumner (in an area called the Bosque Redondo or Hwéeldi by the Navajo) in the Pecos River valley .

When did the Long Walk end?

Return and end of Long Walk. On June 18, 1868, the once-scattered bands of people who call themselves Diné, set off together on the return journey, the “Long Walk” home. This is one of the few instances where the U.S. government permitted a tribe to return to their traditional boundaries.