Lehi Museum Unveils New Bear River Massacre Mural

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A new mural depicting the Bear River Massacre was unveiled in Lehi over the weekend.

“The story’s always been told from the white settlers’ point of view, and we have an opportunity now as we’re working with the tribes and really tell the Native American story in Utah from the Native American point of view,” said Daniela Larsen, the executive director of the Hutchings Museum and Institute.

The museum hopes to showcase more Native American history with a new mural they unveiled on Saturday. The mural depicts the Bear River Massacre, an attack by the United States Army on a Shoshone settlement in 1863. The mural is a collaboration between local artist Rick Kennington and Darren Parry, the chairman of the Shoshone Nation.

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