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 & Schuster).
Archway's Best-Seller! 5-Star Rating!
"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. As many have said, this book should be a part of every American high school student's study of American history. Bravo, Sir !" barely ablemann Washington DC
The Black Hawk War: Utah's Native American History Videos
The following video collection has been assembled to help further our understanding of the Native American perspective and the Black Hawk War in Utah.
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THE BLACK HAWK WAR: UTAH'S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY
Researched and produced by Phillip B Gottfredson
2005 Mr. Gottfredson was commissioned by the Utah State Division of Indian Affairs to make a documentary
film of the Black hawk War. The project was Funded in part by Utah
State Division of Indian Affairs, the George S. Deloris Dori Eccles
Foundation and Private Donors.
"I discontinued production of the film when I discovered through my on-going research of the Black Hawk War that there are major contradictions, and inaccuracies in the histories of Utah. For example, historians mistakenly identified the Timpanogos Nation as being Ute Indians. This revelation alone completely changed the accuracy of the film project, and had I continued I would have added to the confusion that already exists in Utah's history, something I was not willing to be a participant in. "I confess, I was a victim of Mormon propaganda and convoluted history." Phillip B Gottfredson
The Utes, during the time of the Black Hawk War occupied their ancestral land in Colorado, and it was not until the Removal Act of 1881, following the Meeker Massacre, eleven years after the Black Hawk War ended, when the Colorado Utes were forced on to the Uinta Valley Reservation in Utah that had been set aside by President Abraham Lincoln for the "Indians of Utah," namely the Timpanogos who have occupied the land since time immemorial, on October 3, 1861. The Snake-Shoshone-Timpanogos, aka. Timpanogos, did not come from Colorado. The Snake Shoshone origins are found in Oregon. This film was never completed because of this inaccuracy. (Read more: Utah Black Hawk War Timpanogos Ute Oxymoron)