Largest Massacre of American Indians Discussed at WSU History Series

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber Historical Society will present “Massacre at Bear River,” Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center.

The lecture will feature Rod Miller, author of “Massacre at Bear River – First, Worst, Forgotten.”

Miller will discuss the events of January 29, 1863, when United States Army troops attacked a Shoshoni village on the banks of the Bear River, 100 miles north of Camp Douglas in Salt Lake City. The troops conducted the deadliest slaughter of American Indians in the history of the West, killing approximately 300 men, women and children.

During the lecture, Miller will address questions such as: How and why did this happen? What was the aftermath? And has this pivotal moment largely been lost to history?

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Weber Historical Society spring 2014 lecture series and is presented by WSU’s Department of History, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Alumni Association. 
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