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Bear River Massacre Site
Connor led a charge against entrenched Shoshone forces, resulting in most of the twenty-three casualties for the California Volunteers. The battle began at 6:00 am, and by 8:00 am the Shoshone had run out of ammunition. After this point, the battle turned into the massacre it is remembered for today. The troops under Connor began to mow down the now largely unarmed population without regard for women or children. They then proceeded to burn down the entire village and make off with 175 horses belonging to the Shoshone. The massacre produced more casualties than any other against Native Americans, even more than Wounded Knee.
Sources"Bear River Massacre", accessed on November 20, 2014. http://www.historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/american_indians/bearrivermassacre.html "In Remembrance of the Bear River Massacre", accessed on November 20, 2014. http://www.lemhi-shoshone.com/bear-river-massacre.html
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