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Bear River Massacre Painting

Bear River Massacre Painting by Rick Kennington

The Bear River Massacre

The Bear River Massacre took place on January 29, 1863, in northern Cache Valley. It is often remembered from the side of white American settlers. The tragic and mournful history of the 400 Shoshone tribe members who were brutally killed has almost been forgotten.

The stories of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation of Utah need to be told and remembered as we reflect on our shared past and look towards a harmonious future.