Author: Phillip B Gottfredson has been devoted to researching the Utah Black Hawk War for decades, from 1989 to the present. The following is a random collection of unedited articles and notes Gottfredson wrote while on his journey-of-discovery throughout North and South America, learning the life-ways of Native Americans that he wrote about in his book "Black Hawk's Mission Of Peace."
D. Robert Carter's Founding Fort Utah But I am most impressed by his accuracy of the event, but is the victor's point of view, and most importantly the respectful way he has portrayed our Native people.
An Amusing Story? But when they write anything about the Native Indian their remarks are rude, racist, degrading...
Its a new day here in Utah I see the mountains blackened from fires. I have gone into the mountains and where the rivers and streams used to run freely they are dry...
The Silent Victims ..there are those who live their lives in shame, who have no voice or ears to hear their agony.
Synopsis of the Black Hawk War in Utah "If the inhabitants of this Territory, my brethren, had never condescended to reduce themselves to the practices of the Indians, to their low, degraded condition, and in some cases even lower, there never would have been any trouble between us and our red neighbors. Treat them kindly, and treat them as Indians, and not as your equals."
Secret of the Bones An extensive analysis of seven American Indian skeletons unearthed in a mass grave in Nephi last year shows that the men and boys did not die in a skirmish with Mormon settlers, as most historical records suggest, but were killed execution-style.
Bear Butte Update Here we have American citizens with good intentions, asking their government leaders to project their religious rights but are denied protection under the law in favor of those who want to use a sacred site so they can get drunk.
LDS Admit to Mountain Meadows Massacre, BUT In a recent article that appeared in the church's Ensign magazine, church historian Richard E. Turley gives what is said to be the church's official account of the Massacre.