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Hard History with Darren Parry: The Bear River Massacre

In this upcoming event, Former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Darren Parry will share about the massacre that took place at the Northwestern Shoshone winter village Boa Ogoi on January 29, 1863. The Bear River Massacre, as it is known today, became the largest massacre of Native Americans in the West.

Parry’s grandmother, Mae Timbimboo, was the granddaughter of one of the survivors and served as the historian and record keeper of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone. She “ran out of time,” as Parry describes it, to publish her accounts of his people’s stories and perspectives. Following in his ancestors’ footsteps, Parry will share how this tragedy illuminates the resiliency, strength, and cultural endurance of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation.

Hear from Darren Parry in person at the Idaho State Museum on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 6-7:30 pm. Time permitting, audience members will have the opportunity to ask Parry questions. This event is free to the public. The Idaho State Museum is following current CDC guidance related to masking and physical distancing.

Donations are encouraged; a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation’s fundraising efforts for the Boa Ogoi Cultural Interpretive Center. Pre-registration and donations can be made at:


Jan 27 2022


Doors open at 5:30 PM, presentation begins at 6:00 PM
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Idaho State Museum
610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID, 83702

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