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7:40 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Shoshone Mark 150 Years Since Bear River Massacre

The Spring Creek Singers from Ft. Hall, Idaho participated in the 150th anniversary observance of the Bear River Massacre.
Alicia Geesman

  The story of the Bear River Massacre isn’t well known outside Utah and Idaho.  For many years, the complete story was only told by the descendants of the few who survived the attack on a Shoshone camp in 1863.  Members of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation gathered at the site January 29th to mark the 150th anniversary.

A drum circle and a color guard opened the ceremony near the spot where the U-S Army attacked a Shoshone encampment next to the Bear River in 1863.

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