Culturally significant the book, My Journey To Understand BLACK HAWK'S MISSION OF PEACE is a detailed synopsis of the Black Hawk War, one of the most tragic Indian Wars in Native American history of the old west.
Phillip B Gottfredson has spent decades living among First Nation people seeking to understand Native American culture and traditions. "The message of Indigenous America is connection, relationship, and unity. Chief Joseph said, 'We have no qualms about color. It has no meaning. It doesn't mean anything.' I believe this was Black Hawk's message when he made his last ride home to pass out of this world in peace. In severe pain dying from a gunshot wound to his stomach, Chief Black Hawk made an epic hundred-and-eighty-mile journey by horseback and spoke to Mormon settlers along the way pleading for peace—and to end the bloodshed. You didn't see the settlers do this. So, it took a greater man to do such a thing. This was Black Hawk's mission of peace, but it gets left out of Utah's one-sided view of history.
Join the author as he shares his extraordinary spiritual journey into the Native American culture and highlights a war that has been overlooked and misunderstood for far too long.
Five Star Reviews!
My journey to Understand... Black Hawk's Mission of Peace
"This is the book of our time. Who would devote 20 years of their life to do what you have done?" Carol Pettit Harding, Utah
"This book is an honest look at how native peoples have been and still are treated by an encroaching group who believe they have a higher right to do whatever they want to do, regardless of the consequences in human pain and suffering. Mr. Gottfredson has done an amazing job of telling this story with passion and honesty. As you follow him through his journey of discovery, you will be captivated by his experiences. The truth will set us free. Bravo, Sir ! barely ablemann Washington DC"
"This book was truly inspired! It was powerful, filled with emotions, truths and love. Thank you Phillip Gottfredson - Cynthia Johnson Utah"
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Indian Depredations in Utah by Peter Gottfredson
My journey to Understand Black Hawk's Mission of Peace is a companion book to "Indian Depredations in Utah" by Peter Gottfredson Phillip's great-grandfather. Peter's book is one of the oldest first-hand accounts of the Utah Black Hawk War published in 1919. For more information, please visit our Indian Depredations In Utah homepage.