Bear River Massacre Site


Bear River Massacre Site

Infobox_nrhp | name =Bear River Massacre Site
nrhp_type =nhl



caption = Monument erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers
nearest_city= Preston, Idaho
locmapin = Idaho
area =1691 acres
built =1862
architect=
architecture=
designated= June 21, 1990cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1407&ResourceType=Site
title=Bear River Massacre Site |accessdate=2008-02-02|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
]
added = March 14, 1973cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = State
refnum=73000685

Bear River Massacre Site, near Preston, Idaho, is the site of the bloody Bear River Massacre, in which a village of Shoshoni Native-Americans were attacked by the California Volunteers on January 29, 1863. Estimates of Shoshoni casualties are as high as 384. [cite web| title = "CWSAC Battle Summaries"|url=http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/id001.htm| accessdate=2008-02-07]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/73000685.pdf National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Bear River Massacre / Massacre at Boa Ogoi, Battle of Bear River] |582 KB|date=January 30, 1990 |author=Edwin C. Bearss |publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/73000685.pdf "Accompanying 1 photo from 1973"] |135 KB]

It is located on U.S. Route 91 in Franklin County, Idaho, a few miles northwest of Preston.

In March 2008 the site was acquired by the Shoshone Nation.cite web|url=http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096416777
title=Tribe Remembers Nation's Largest Massacre |date=2008-03-10| accessdate=2008-03-12|work= |publisher=Indian Country Today
]

A picnic/rest area/historic site has been developed east of the highway on a hilltop overlooking the site from the north, in early 2008.

ee also

*California in the American Civil War
*Idaho in the American Civil War

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