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 a few old unedited articles and notes Gottfredson wrote while on his journey-of-discovery. Phillip traveled throughout North and South America learning the life-ways and history 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.
The Silent Victims are those who live their lives in shame, who have no voice. We have no ears to hear their agony.
History of the First Nations In Review It's a curious business
the history of First Nation People of Utah. Our Mormon ancestors came from abroad
seeking freedom in America. Here the indigenous were already free and had been for
thousands of years. Then our ancestors took from the First People their freedom,
and they have been struggling ever since to be free again.
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.
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.