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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission to Host Presentation on Bear River Massacre

Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission

In January, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will be offering a look into a dark moment in East Idaho’s history.

Tuesday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, Darren Parry, Vice Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, will be presenting a talk on the Bear River Massacre that occurred in 1863. Parry is a descendent of Chief Sagwitch, leader of the Northwestern Shoshone in 1863, and he will discuss the circumstances that led up to the massacre as well as a personal account of the massacre passed down by his grandmother, Mae Timbimboo Parry. He will also detail how the event shaped the future for his people.

The presentation is free to the public. 

City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Dave Hunt at; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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