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Letters: Shoshone massacre

Published: Sunday, June 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Shosone Indian remains are laid to rest at the Washakie Cemetery near Plymouth, Utah Saturday, May 25, 2013. The remains were returned from the Smithsonian and the State of Utah.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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I read with great interest the story about the Shoshone burial for four ("Native American tribe buries remains, 150 years after massacre," May 25). Their tribe did suffer much by the decimation by U.S. troops in 1863. The article states that "More than 300 people died, marking the single greatest loss of Indian lives in American history."

In traveling with the U.S. Army Reserves to the area near Denver, at a highway rest stop, I read on a sign posted that in the 1830s or '40s 800 Blackfoot Indians met up with 500 Crow Indians who were in hunting parties. The information there said the 800 Blackfoot Indians killed every one of the Crow Indians. Thus this event would then register as the most Indian people killed in the U.S. history.

Verle Daniel Solt

West Valley City

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