Treaty of 1868 now on display at Navajo Nation Museum | KOB 4
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Treaty of 1868 now on display at Navajo Nation Museum

Meg Hilling
June 06, 2018 10:26 PM

A unique piece of history is on display in Window Rock. The Treaty of 1868 now sits inside the Navajo Nation Museum.

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The treaty signifies the Navajo Nation’s sovereignty from the United States and allowed those imprisoned by the U.S. to return to their homeland.

"I prayed about it every day," said Lena Yazzi, a member of the Navajo Nation. "And it is very emotional for me you know? My grandparents talked about it."

The treaty is still intact and readable. Its pages are marked with signatures of members of the Navajo Nation and former U.S. President Andrew Johnson.

Museum officials say everyone is welcome to visit the display. It will be on display for the entire month of June. After that, it will be placed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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