ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
June 1, 1868
The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is Signed Between
The United States and Navajo Leaders
On this day in 1868, the Treaty of Bosque Redondo was signed at Ft. Sumner allowing the Navajo to return to their native land. This was one of the few times the U.S. government allowed a tribe to return to their traditional boundaries. Other provisions of the treaty included restrictions on trading, compulsory educational requirements, and compensation for tribal members.