Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Elks Lodge
901 Lombard St, Salmon, Idaho, 83467, Lemhi County

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Evening of History with Darren Parry Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History:  By Lemhi County Historical Museum & Society Sacajawea Center

On April 21, 2022, author Darren Parry, former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone, will present the history of the January 19, 1863 massacre of the Shoshone at their winter village, Boa Ogoi, in southern Idaho. The Bear River Massacre (as it is now known) was the largest massacre of Native Americans in the West.  Mae Timbimboo (Mr. Parry’s grandmother), historian and record keeper of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone, was a granddaughter of survivors and preserved their memories for her grandson and the Shoshone people. “She ran out time” to publish her history, but Darren Parry has brought the story of the strength and resilience of the Shoshone people to us in Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History. Please join us for this important program.