Local historical society to discuss early Shoshone

The Cache Valley Historical Society will be learning about Shoshone history and how they were perceived by early European settlers. They will be meeting at the Historic Cache County Courthouse Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

John R. Alley will give the presentation and he is the recently-retired Editor in Chief of the University of Utah Press. Before he joined the University of Utah Press in 2012, he spent 22 years at the Utah State University Press.

Alley’s presentation, titled Yutas and Serpents: Numic-European Encounters in the Early Intermountain West, will provide an overview of the homelands of Native American tribes in the area and how they were perceived by the first European Americans to enter the area. Alley has published multiple works about Native Americans, Utah history and western history.

Wednesday’s lecture is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. In February, the Cache Valley Historical Society will hear from Darren Parry about the Bear River Massacre Monument being planned in Franklin County. January 29th will mark the 156th anniversary of the Bear River Massacre.

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