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Massacre remembered by tribe | Preston Citizen

Massacre remembered by tribe

February 1, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM 

Citizen editor

Tribal Chairman Jason Walker, welcomes everyone to the 149th annual memorial ceremony for the Bear River Massacre, last Sunday morning.

The Northwestern Band of Shoshone Tribal Chairman Jason Walker welcomed nearly 200 people to the 149th annual memorial ceremony last Sunday morning commemorating the Bear River Massacre.

The temperature was in the mid-to upper-20s and a strong breeze came from across the fields in the Bear River bottoms as they met under open skies.

It began with the presentation of both the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation and the American flags with drumming and singing in the background.  For the full story subscribe to The Preston Citizen: in print or online.


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