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Bear River Massacre Site

Preston, Idaho
County of Franklin.
National Register Number: 73000685
Resource type: Site.
The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 21, 1990):
On January 29, 1863, California Volunteers under the command of Col. Patrick Edward Conner attacked a band of Northwestern Shoshone. The bloodiest encounter between Native American and white men to take place in the West in the years between 1848 and 1891, Bear River Massacre resulted in the deaths of almost 300 Shoshone and 14 soldiers.

Condition:
Proposed development will affect historical integrity of the setting and may affect archaeological deposits associated with the NHL.

No changes since thelast reporting period.


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