In 1862, the United States Military felt the most effective way to deal with the hostile Indian tribes was to place them on reservations under military guard. This policy gave birth to Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo Reservation. The site became a state monument in 1968. A visitor’s center features history, exhibits and a living history program which includes demonstrations of the arms and equipment of frontier soldiers.
For more information please view the following website : nmhistoricsites.org/bosque-redondo