By: Bears Butt

150 years ago tomorrow (Jan. 29) the U.S. Army swooped down upon the tribe of the Northwestern Shoshone camp on the bank of the Bear River and killed nearly 300 innocent men, women and children.


Tomorrow at 10 a.m. there will be a commemorative observance  marking that day in History.

From that day until today the focus of the attack has been one of  “Courageous Battle” on the part of the Army, to “Shameful Massacre”.  A sad day in history as far as I am concerned.

Sherry and I are planning on attending, but this upcoming storm may change our minds.

You can read a little bit about it at this site:

And if you are really interested in reading an historic accounting of it please pick up the book, The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre, by Brigham Madson.  It is really an eye opener.


Bears Butt

Jan. 28, 2013

Written on January 28th, 2013 , Uncategorized

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