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

Address:
US Hwy 91, Preston, ID
Directions:
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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Massacre memorial.

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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