This year marks the 157th anniversary of the largest massacre of Native Americans in the United States.
Darren Parry, a relative of one of the survivors of the Bear River Massacre in 1863, has written a new book to document the story. Parry, former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, grew up listening to his grandmother, Mae Timbimboo Parry, tell him the history of his people. When he went to school, the story he learned about Native Americans was very different. Parry says it is important to him to share his grandmother’s stories with a larger audience.
On Monday’s Access Utah, Darren Parry will join Tom Williams to talk about his book “The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History.”