Indian Hospital Cemetery newly fenced

Photo/Todd Roth

Photo/Todd Roth

In April, the Winslow Historic Preservation Commission finished fencing the Indian Hospital Cemetery. About 600 unidentified Native Americans who passed away beginning in 1932 are buried in the cemetery. The previously unmarked cemetery is next to the current Winslow Indian Health Care Center. Previously, the center was a Native American hospital named Winslow Indian Sanatorium. The facility opened in 1932 as a tuberculosis sanatorium for Native Americans. After the United States Department of Interior transferred the hospital to the Bureau of Indian Affairs it became the Indian Hospital. The old cemetery is located just next to eastbound I-40 about two thirds of a mile east of exit 252 in Winslow.

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