Massacre at Bear River
—The Largest Indian Massacre in the West —The four-hour fight left the Shoshone band decimated and terrified. Lodges, food caches and belongings were burned and women and children murdered. Chief Bear Hunter was cruelly tortured to death. When the killing ceased, the massacre field was strewn with bodies which were left unburied and at the mercy of scavenging animals and people. "The way they were destroyed is beyond reasoning," says a contemporary tribal member living at Ft. Hall.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 425021 N 4667127|
|Decimal Degrees||42.15268333, -111.90751667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 9.161', W 111° 54.451'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 9' 9.66" N, 111° 54' 27.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2852-2918 US-91, Preston ID 83263, US|
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