Near Fort Sumner in De Baca County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation
Fort Sumner 1862 - 1868
You are entering the grounds of historic Fort Sumner, headquarters of the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation.
Over 400 Mescalero Apache and 7,000 Navajo were held here as prisoners of war. The museum tells their stories.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 34° 24.12′ N, 104° 11.648′ W. Marker is near Fort Sumner, New Mexico, in De Baca County. Marker is on State Road 272 south of State Road 212, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Bosque Redondo Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: State Route 272, Fort Sumner NM 88119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Sumner and “Billy the Kid’s” Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (approx. 3.7 miles Fort Sumner (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sumner (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2020, by Sandy Ballard of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2020, by Sandy Ballard of Albuquerque, New Mexico. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.