Bear River Massacre Monument
near U.S. Route 91 where Battle Creek joins the Bear River
Franklin County, Idaho
The monument was erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in memory of the Battle of Bear River (Massacre at Boa Ogoi), which took place on January 29, 1863, between the United States Army and the Shoshone Indians.
The United States Army attacked Shoshone gathered at the confluence of the Bear River and Beaver Creek in what was then southeastern Washington Territory.
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Western Shoshone Indians acquired the Bear River Massacre site in 2008 to protect it as a sacred burial ground. They intend to erect their own monument in memory of victims of the massacre which occurred on January 29, 1863.
The Bear River Massacre site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990. More than 220 Shoshone Indians were killed by United States forces in January, 1863.