Historian sheds new light on the Black Hawk War of 1849 to 1873 in new book


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Copyright: 2019

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 320 pages |
   ISBN 9781480884519 $37.95
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When a young Black Hawk grows to become his nation's leader, he is mortally wounded while attempting to rescue his fellow warrior. Clinging to life, Black Hawk travels 180 miles by horseback, pleading with Mormon colonists to let his people live in peace. They said they are "God's chosen people" then rob them of everything.

He returns to his place of birth and passes out of this world. His mortal remains are stolen and placed in the window of a hardware store for public amusement.

Phillip B. Gottfredson shares an intimate perspective of the Timpanogos peoples of Utah and the Black Hawk War of 1849 to 1873 in his debut Native American history book titled "My Journey to Understand ... Black Hawk's Mission of Peace" (published by Archway Publishing from Simon & Shuster).

Gottfredson takes the reader deep into Native American culture to fully grasp the significance of Black Hawk's "mission of peace." He spent decades living among First Nations people from Washington and the Makaw to Guatemala and the Mayan, seeking to understand Native American history and culture. "I lived with them; I found the truth" said Gottfredson. "Utah's history is not complete without the sacred and spiritual side of indigenous people, a perspective that historians deliberately ignore." 

Recipient of the prestigious Indigenous Day Award, Phillip B Gottfredson, in collaboration with the Timpanogos Nation, shares his extraordinary spiritual journey into 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 completely changed my life" - Johnathan Canlas, Utah

"This book was truly inspired! It was powerful, filled with emotions, truths and love. Thank you Phillip Gottfredson - Cynthia Johnson, Utah"


You might also be interested in:

Indian Depredations in Utah by Peter Gottfredson

My journey to Understand Black Hawk's Mission of Peter Gottfredsons book, Indian Depredations in Utah, is a first-hand account of the Utah Black Hawk War written in 1919. 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.

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