Bosque Redondo was a place that many Navajos were sent in the late summer of 1864. The reason that the Navajos were sent to the reservation was because, the government wanted to create an Indian Policy which was to make treaties, and to remove the Indians, and to remove them for their homes and put them on a reservation, also to build forts, and to keep the Indians at peace with others. The man for the job was General H. Carleton. He wanted to solve all the Indian problems. The Bosque Redondo Reservation where the Navajos were tortured and there many suffered and died.
General Carleton put his plan to work. He took the Din4 from their homes and sent them to a strange place called Bosque Redondo. Many Navajos and Apaches were rounded up from their homeland. While traveling there many suffered and died on this torturous journey to the reservation. The Navajos arrived at the reservation which was located 180 miles of Santa Fe. There were a total of 8,570 women, men, and children. The Bosque Redondo Reservation lasted five years. During that time many Navajos suffered and died at the hands of General Carlton. The Bosque Redondo is still painful to talk about today (Locke 363).
The Bosque Redondo reservation was a “horrid” place that the Navajos were sent to. At the reservation the families were given a piece of land to farm on. A number of them arriving late in the spring were unable to start planting. They helped others with the same clans as them. They were not given a proper Hogan to live in, so they had to make their homes out of whatever they could find. They were living in makeshift shelters, because they didn’t have the right materials to make decent homes. “Some families were living in holes they dug in embankments. Others had erected crooked poles and covered them with sheep skins” (Locke 364).
The Bosque Redondo Reservation begin running out of food and supplies in the late spring of 1864. General Carlton was unable to feed to feed the Navajos....