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150 year old treaty released Navajo people from federal
captivity; original treaty unveiled in Washington D.C.

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Revisiting history — Treaty of 1868 unveiled in D.C.

150 year old treaty released Navajo people from federal captivity; original treaty unveiled in Washington D.C.

On Feb. 20, as a part of the Nation-to-Nation Exhibition, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) unveiled the original Treaty of 1868, which released the Navajo people from federal captivity, allowing them to return to their traditional homeland.