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The Tintic War

By 02/21/1856November 22nd, 2021Utah History, Utah Native American History1 min read
[Feb 21, 1856] The Tintic War

THE TINTIC WAR. 

In the year 1856, the Indians, a part of the Utes, again beeaone hostile, and a sufficient number of them went on the war path to make it expensive, and annoying to the settlers. The Indians were stealing cattle and horses in Utah and Cedar Valleys and a sub-chief of the Utes named Tintic was the ring-leader of the hostiles, some of whom dwelt in a valley subsequently called Tintic, and others in Cedar Valley; both of these valleys lies west of Utah Lake. The Indians killed two herdsmen, Henry Moren and Washington Carson, Feb. 21, 1856. When these two men did not return when expected a search was instituted by the citizens.