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Darren Parry: The Bear River Massacre On Monday's Access Utah

Idaho State Journal

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.” 

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.