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Included in the army were Colonel Alexander William Doniphan and Major Edward Vose Sumner, figures later prominent in the destiny of the Navajos.
Aug 15 – At Las Vegas, Kearny addressed the populace from one of the housetops, saying, in part: “ …
It was once estimated that there were from 2000 to 3000 Navajo working as slaves in Spanish or American families (Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Report of 185 ff.).
Children born to the Navajo women who were Spanish slaves had the rights of citizens and free men.
SLAVERY The Navajo stole hundreds of slaves from the Mexicans and the native tribes.I have come amongst you by orders of my government, to take possession of your country, … Aug 18 – Kearny and his Army of the West entered Santa Fe at 6 p.m., occupying the capital of New Mexico without “ … It gave the United States the Rio Grande boundary for Texas, and gave the U. ownership of California, and a large area comprising New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado.Henceforth I absolve you from all allegiance to the Mexican government, and from all obedience to General Armijo. firing a gun or shedding a drop of blood” The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo The peace treaty signed in 1848 in Guadalupe Hidalgo between the U. Content for this site is provided by Clayton Long, Navajo Language Curriculum Designer and Bilingual Ed.Eaton (1854), an American officer, sorely maintained that the Navajo were not good warriors, but that they seemed so because the Mexicans were cowards.The Mexicans called the Navajo their slaves, and scornfully declared that they furnished them (the Mexicans) with good weavers, whom they could sell to the Spanish at a high price.
Director for San Juan School District and Harold Carey a Navajo Historian and Photojournalist from Malad City, Idaho.