Title: Barboncito’s Speech to General Sherman at Fort Sumner
Source(s): Dinétah: An Early History of the Navajo People
Barboncito (Author); Lawrence D. Sundberg (Author)
The Navajo leader Barboncito tells General Sherman to release the Navajos from captivity at Fort Sumner.
Bringing us here has made many of us die, also a great number of our animals. Our Grandfathers had no idea of living in any other place except our own land, and I don't think it is right for us to do what we were taught not to do. When the Navajo wer...