May 13, 2016 — Now at Smithsonian.com: My story about the killings of more than 250 Shoshone men, women and children by U.S. Army soldiers.

Related photos and videos are posted in this Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskzcp1oq

Watch a video of: Darren Parry, a descendant of survivors of the massacre, and a leader of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

Watch a video of: Utah archaeologists Molly Cannon and Kenneth Cannon describing their research at the massacre site

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Archaeologists and a Shoshone descendant of massacre survivors discuss the only artifact found at the site so far: a .44 caliber round lead ball that could have been fired by warrior or soldier. Left, Molly Cannon, archaeologist, director of the Museum of Anthropology at Utah State University. Center, Darren Parry, council member of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Right, Kenneth Cannon, archaeologist, Utah State University and president of USU Archeological Services. Photographed April 18, 2016 by Sylvia Wright — sciencewrighter@gmail.com


One thought on “Massacre: 250 Shoshone were killed in 1863 by the U.S. Army

  1. I am an attorney, once working for the tribe. I wrote a book about the history of the Shoshones told in the voices of seven generations of the people. I researched this battle and tell about it in the book. See Seven Generations by Margaret Martin. It’s available on Kindle in Amazon for $1.99 or hard copy on Lulu.com.


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