Hope in a Not So Winter Wonderland.
In the winter of 1864, an army of horse mounted soldiers rounded up and escorted 50-something different groups of Navajo civilians from points in Northern Arizona to a flat, desolate place of parched squalor known as Fort Sumner, New Mexico. 450 miles. On foot. The actual Fort Sumner itself is more famously known as Bosque Redondo, or Hweeldi. No, before anyone gets all "but New Mexico is gorgeous, and enchanted", go ahead and look up Fort Sumner. That was a cottonwood tree.