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My Journey to Understand... Black Hawk's Mission of Peace


Black Hawk's Mission of Peace author Phillip B Gottfredson. Subjects are the Utah Black Hawk War, Timpanogos Nation, and setttler colonialism.Phillip B Gottfredson author Black Hawwk's Mission of Peace with Gary Lee Price worl renowned sculptor.Black Hawk's Mission of Peace author Phillip B Gottfredson. Subjects are the Utah Black Hawk War, Timpanogos Nation, and setttler colonialism.

Phillip B Gottfredson is with Gary Lee Price sculptor of Timpanogos Chief Wakara

The Author

IIndigenous Day Award recipient Phillip B. Gottfredson, an esteemed author and historian, shares his in-depth research on Black Hawk's Mission of Peace. He sheds light on the Black Hawk War in Utah, settler colonialism, and Brigham Young's devastating impact on the Timpanogos Nation.   

Phillip's dedication to understanding Indigenous Tribes goes beyond mere study; he has immersed himself in their world for over two decades. His deep respect and genuine interest in their culture offer readers a more authentic and genuine insight into Native culture and their perspective on settler colonialism in Utah, crushing the stereotypes of the so-called 'Noble Savage.'   

"I willingly assimilated into Native American culture without regrets. It has been the best years of my life. History is not just the study of the past; it's also the ethnology of indigenous cultures, traditions, rituals, and legacies. But it's not about me; it's not about you. It's about all of us, the human condition, the circle of life. I'm only the messenger," said Phillip


"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. Bravo, Sir !" -Barely Ablemann, Washington DC

"This account is critical to understanding history from more than one perspective. This book brings light and knowledge to history that has been absent since the colonization of the United States." -J. Ferguson

"I finished reading your YOUR UNBELIEVABLE BOOK your experiences blew me away and I love how you dovetailed your views & everything so beautifully together!!! WOW WOW WOWWW!!!" - Gary Lee Price

"I am not exaggerating when I say that this book has changed my life. I can't recommend it enough". -Stephanie T Lundeen

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Copyright: 2019

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Indian Depredations in Utah by Peter Gottfredson 1919

Indian Depredations in Utah author Peter Gottfredson 1919

Phillip B Gottfredson's quest for truth began with his great-grandfather Peter Gottfredson's classic history, "Indian Depredations in Utah." This book is a firsthand tell-all account of Brigham Young's extermination of the Timpanogos Nation. Peter's book offers a vital perspective on early settlement in the Great Basin and the deadly consequences of settler colonialism from the perspective of Mormon settlers.

Peter Gottfredson's "Indian Depredations in Utah," published in 1919, and Phillip B Gottfredson's "My Journey to Understand Black Hawk's Mission of Peace," published in 2019, are companion books.

5-star Reviews!

"A very interesting book. Even though I live in Utah, and am somewhat of a history buff, this book tells a lot more about the Indians in Utah than I ever knew. It was worth my time to read it." -Ken in Riverton

"Peter Gottfredson's Indian Depredations in Utah is a classic firsthand account of the Black Hawk War in Utah. I highly recomend this account to anyone." -Benson Littlefield

"Peter Gottfredon's book reminds us that, as human beings, we have a sacred responsibility. To ourselves, and our Creator, to build a more just and compassionate world." -Phillip B Gottfredson

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