Bear River Massacre Site

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At the site, U.S. Cavalry soldiers brutally killed Shoshone men, women, and children as they were starving to death. It is said that now, in wintertime, the sound of crying babies can be heard and footprints can been seen in the snow.

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    Geographic Information

    42.1425, -111.9125
    United States

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    42.1426077, -111.91212710000002
    Franklin County, Idaho
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    1. My house overlooks the site and we have experienced everything from drums and screams to lights and sitings. The activities spike around January just before the yearly blessing done by the first people’s.

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