150 Years Ago Today

August 3, 1863 Kit Carson, frustrated by his inability to actually find any Navajos in his war to round up the Navajo, ordered Major Joseph Cummings, also Santa Fe’s U.S. Marshal, to implement a scorched earth policy. All Navajo homes, crops, and their beloved peach orchards were to be burned, the smoke to be visible across the entire New Mexico and Arizona Territories.

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  1. Just looked up “Where They Bury You” on Amazon. Looks good.

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