John Lewis Taylor Talk and Book Signing

Sunday Nov 10, 2019

2012 South Plaza NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque, NM
US

Phone: 242-7204

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Treasure House Books & Gifts

Phone: (505) 242-7204
Website: Click to Visit

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The author talks about and signs his book Navajo Scouts During the Apache Wars.

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John Lewis Taylor talks about and signs his book "Navajo Scouts During the Apache Wars" on Sunday, November 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Treasure House  Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town Albuquerque, NM. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (505) 242-7204.

 In January 1873, Secretary of War William W. Belknap authorized the Military District of New Mexico to enlist fifty Indian scouts for campaigns against the Apaches and other tribes. In an overwhelming response, many more Navajos came to Fort Wingate to enlist than the ten requested. Why, so soon after the Navajo War, the Long Walk and imprisonment at Fort Sumner, would young Navajos volunteer to join the United States military? Author John Lewis Taylor explores this question and the relationship between the Navajo Nation and the United States military in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In January 1873, Secretary of War William W. Belknap authorized the Military District of New Mexico to enlist fifty Indian scouts for campaigns against the Apaches and other tribes. In an overwhelming response, many more Navajos came to Fort Wingate to enlist than the ten requested. Why, so soon after the Navajo War, the Long Walk and imprisonment at Fort Sumner, would young Navajos volunteer to join the United States military? Author John Lewis Taylor explores this question and the relationship between the Navajo Nation and the United States military in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.