In the year of 1864, thousands of Navajos were forced to leave their land and travel on foot to a reservation at a place called Bosque Redondo. Some of them had to travel more than 450 miles by foot, and many died along the way from cold, starvation, or murder. This trip came to be known as "The Long Walk."

Learn more about the Long Walk in this three-part lesson.

Part 1: Investigating the Past
Part 2: Putting Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes
Part 3: Bringing History to Life
Media: Interactive Image Tour
  Historic Documents
  Map: Four Primary Routes of the Long Walk
  Map: The Long Walk, New Mexico, 1863-1866


This lesson was created by the Regional Educational Technology Assistance Program and Techshare Project, working in cooperation with the Museum of New Mexico Office of Statewide Programs and Education.