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Arny. And David M. Brugge has written a remarkably detailed history of Navajos living in the Chaco Canyon region of New Mexico. 20 Finally, two recent books deal with Navajos in the nineteenth century. Robert S. McPherson, in his The Northern Navajo Frontier, analyzes the relationships between the Navajos and their northern neighborsboth Anglo and Native Americanbetween 1860 and 1900. In "New Hope for the Indians," Norman J. 21 Nonetheless, there is no year-to-year narrative of Navajos from the time of their return from exile in 1868 until roughly the beginning of World War I.

He documented several abuses. Once back in Washington, the committee recommended that the Interior Department conduct an investigation of its own. 31 Special Indian Agent Julian K. Graves was appointed to conduct the follow-up. Heading out from Westport, Missouri, in November of 1865 with Agent Dodd and a train of supply wagons destined for the Bosque, Graves moved on alone when the wagons were stalled in a blizzard. Arriving in late December with bad newsthere would be no additional foodhis initial exposure to the reservation could not have been less promising.

31 Special Indian Agent Julian K. Graves was appointed to conduct the follow-up. Heading out from Westport, Missouri, in November of 1865 with Agent Dodd and a train of supply wagons destined for the Bosque, Graves moved on alone when the wagons were stalled in a blizzard. Arriving in late December with bad newsthere would be no additional foodhis initial exposure to the reservation could not have been less promising. His reaction to the site was nonetheless favorable. 32 Graves was, however, made aware of Navajo opposition to their continued stay at the Bosque Redondo.

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