29 January 2020

157th Anniversary of the Bear River Massacre of 1863

Today, Jan 29, is the 157th anniversary of the Bear River Massacre of 1863. Colonel Patrick Connor from Fort Douglas led a detachment of U.S Army Soldiers and attacked a winter camp of hundreds of Shoshone men, women, and children.

Bear River at the site of the Shoshone winter encampment north of Preston, ID.
Some survivors hid in the willows along the edge of this river. Jan 2020.

Site of the battlefield, much of which is now farmland. Jan 2020.

Chairman Darren Parry speaking at today's memorial event. Jan 2020.

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