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Massacre at Bear River: First, Worst, Forgotten

Massacre at Bear River First Worst Forgotten Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton PressAlthough it has been largely ignored by historians it was the war waged against the Shoshoni tribe that opened the book on Indian massa

  • Title: Massacre at Bear River: First, Worst, Forgotten
  • Author: RodMiller
  • ISBN: 9780870044625
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton PressAlthough it has been largely ignored by historians, it was the war waged against the Shoshoni tribe that opened the book on Indian massacres in the West The Shoshoni were victims of a bloodbath extreme than that at Wounded Knee, and deadly than the famous slaughter at Sand Creek.

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    About "RodMiller"

    1. RodMiller

      Three time winner of the coveted Western Writers of America Spur Award for poetry, short fiction, and a novel twice winner of the Westerners International Fred Olds Award for Poetry, winner of the Academy of Western Artists award for Best Poetry Book, and winner of a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for a novel, Rod Miller is a versatile writer His books include fiction, history, and poetry, his short stories and poems appear in several anthologies, and he writes for a number of Western magazines.Born and raised in Utah, Miller is a graduate of Utah State University where he earned a degree in Journalism and rode bucking horses for the intercollegiate Rodeo Team He works as an advertising agency copywriter and creative director, and is a member of Western Writers of America, where he served on the executive board The League of Utah Writers named Miller 2012 Writer of the Year He is a frequent presenter on a variety of subjects to writers groups and public forums.Visit his web site at writerRodMiller.

    718 Comments

    1. This book contained a good deal of information about mid-19th century, military, mormon, and Shoshoni Indian history. The Bear River Massacre resulted in more Indian lives lost than at other, more well-known, native American-US military confrontations including Sand Creek, the Battle of the Washita, or Wounded Knee. The author discusses the underlying causes of the battle/massacre and speculates on the reasons for its relative obscurity.


    2. I've always been intrigued by the American Indians and how they were driven from their native lands, particularly the brutality with which it was done. Bear River being an area I am familiar with, I had no idea of the history that occurred there with the Shoshoni indians, the American government troops, and the Mormon settlers. Fascinating, frightening, and humbling.


    3. Interesting, factual study of the Massacre at Bear River. I enjoyed learning the historical aspects. Most of my reading on these topics is fiction, and reality is fairly glossed over, or greatly exaggerated.



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