By Brigham D. Madsen
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They had already suffered the loss of much of their homeland to Mormon settlers who had taken over Tooele, and Rush and Skull valleys Page 10 southwest of Great Salt Lake. The Mormons proceeded to strip these grassy basins by overgrazing large herds of livestock. The starving natives periodically fought back by killing some of the Mormon cattle only to suffer death or imprisonment at the hands of enraged white farmersdespite Brigham Young's oft-repeated advice to love and cherish the red brethren.
The History of a Valley: Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho (1956), devotes only two sentences to the battle with no apparent understanding of the Northwestern bands who inhabited the valley. One must go back to the 1890 History of Utah by Hubert Howe Bancroft to get a fairly detailed and reasonably accurate description of the Bear River Massacre, evidently the largest Indian massacre in the history of the Far West. The Northwestern Shoshoni, though involved in numerous scrapes with early Mormon settlers, have become Utah's "Lost Tribe," even though the history of their hostile actions in northern Utah is as dramatic as the Walker or Black Hawk wars so prominently portrayed for central and southern Utah.
The second Wanamuka's band, 500 in number, along the shores of the Northern Mud Lake. 11 The Northern Paiute who lived in the Walker-Pyramid Lake region were more numerous and better fed than those scattered from that region to Winnemucca. The seven major Shoshoni groups just described, comprising about 17,000 people, have been for years an enigma wrapped in a mystery. " Page 12 Even today, except for a few scholars and a few knowledgeable attorneys concerned with aboriginal land claims, many people still throw up their hands in dismay and talk about a general population of Shoshoni Indians with little appreciation for their differences and the geographical boundaries of their tribal homelands.
Shoshoni Frontier & Bear River Massacre (Utah Centennial Series) by Brigham D. Madsen