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Suffering, resiliency on display at Fort Sumner


Last updated 5/31/2022 at 3:13pm

David Stevens

Mescalero Apache dancers introduce themselves to spectators Saturday before a performance at the Bosque Redondo Memorial.

FORT SUMNER - They named the area near this place Bosque Redondo, after a grove of cottonwoods near the river.

The Navajo imprisoned there called it "Hwéeldi." Some say that translates to "place of suffering."

It might as well have been called he...

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