On a freezing January day in 1863, Colonel Patrick Connor led his troops against a Shoshoni village on the Bear River in Idaho, to punish them for recent depredations against White settlers.  It only took four hours to kill every man, woman, and child.  Though the next day, a baby was found alive high up in the branches of a tree, where someone had tried to hide it from the soldiers.  Wish we knew what happened to that baby…

Maybe archaeology will help us understand that horrible day a little better.


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Read more about it:  MASSACRE AT BEAR RIVER, by Rod Miller.