March 6, 2018
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez view the Treaty of 1868 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Feb. 20. (Submitted photo)
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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.