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Preston, Idaho: Bloodiest Massacre of Indians Monument

A cairn of stones marks the spot where U.S. soldiers massacred an estimated 400 Northwestern Shoshoni on January 29, 1863.

Bear River Massacre Monument

US Hwy 91, Preston, ID
Bear River Massacre Monument. On the northbound side of US Hwy 91, four miles north of Preston. The monument has a large gravel parking area.
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Bear River Massacre Monument

At daybreak on January 29, 1863, Col. Patrick Connor, leading a group of California infantry, attacked a Northern Shoshoni encampment at Bear River, killing 300-400 men, women, and children. It is the largest documented massacre of Indians in the history of the United States.

[Ronnie, 09/04/2016]

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Big Range Bull, Bear River, UT - 40 mi.

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