publication . Other literature type . 2007

The People of Bear Hunter Speak: Oral Histories of the Cache Valley Shoshones Regarding the Bear River Massacre

Crawford, Aaron L.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2007
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The Cache Valley Shoshone are the survivors of the Bear River Massacre, where a battle between a group of US. volunteer troops from California and a Shoshone village degenerated into the worst Indian massacre in US. history, resulting in the deaths of over 200 Shoshones. The massacre occurred due to increasing tensions over land use between the Shoshones and the Mormon settlers. Following the massacre, the Shoshones attempted settling in several different locations in Box Elder County, eventually finding a home in Washakie, Utah. However, the LDS Church sold the land where the city of Washakie sat, forcing the Shoshones to adapt quickly. Much of our knowledge of...
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free text keywords: Bear River Massacre, Bear Hunter, Oral History, Cache Valley, Shoshone, folklore, American Studies, Folklore, Indigenous Studies
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