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The Navajo Wars

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The Navajo War of 1858:

The killing of Major William Brook's slave at Fort Defiance by a Navajo sparks an all-out campaign against the tribe.

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The Navajo War of 1860-61:

Colonel Edward Canby leads a coordinated campaign to trap the Navajo in Marsh Pass; but the onset of the Civil War Stymies U.S. efforts to pacify the tribe.