Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Long Walk Home
Richard K. Yazzie, Muralist, 2005
The captives suffered four years of deplorable conditions of drought, hunger and cold until it no longer became feasible to hold them. The Peace Treaty of 1868 was signed and the Navajo were released. At Fort Wingate, livestock and other supplies were distributed. From there the Navajo dispersed along the Rio Puerco, where Gallup was later founded in 1881, to their ancestral homeland, now a defined reservation.
Laura Bentz, Zonnie Gorman, Arlene High and Martin Link
With thanks to Charles and Arlene High for the use of this wall
Reproduction rights belong to the City of Gallup
Topics. This historical Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 35° 31.5′ N, 108° 44.596′ W. Marker is in Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is at the intersection of South 3rd Street (New Mexico Route 610) and West Hill Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 3rd Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the southeast corner of the building here, facing South 3rd Street. The subject mural, which covers most of the east side of the building, is just to the right of this marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallup NM 87301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zuni (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Women's Multicultural Mural (about 600 feet away); Navajo Code Talkers' Mural (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gallup (approx. 4 miles away); Chaco Cliffs (approx. 7.7 miles away); Fort Wingate (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallup.
Also see . . . The Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum(Submitted on April 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.