Circleville Massacre, Ute Indians, Piute Indians, Black Hawk War, 1865-1868, Circleville Utah history, Utah history, Indians of North America — Wars
The Ute Indians of Utah rebelled against the white settlers of Utah, and war broke out in 1865. The Ute Indians showed skill at war, and they staged an attack on Circleville that killed four people. The white settlers became suspicious of the nearby Piute Indians and arrested them. The Indians attempted to escape and were shot down. The white settlers feared that the nearby Indians would retaliate, so they killed the women and children. Three or four small children were spared to be raised by white families.
Original Publication Citation
Winkler, A. (1987). The Circleville Massacre: A brutal incident in Utah’s Black Hawk War. Utah Historical Quarterly, 55(1), 4-21.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Winkler, Albert, "The Circleville Massacre: A Brutal Incident in Utah's Black Hawk War" (1987). Faculty Publications. 1843.
Utah State Historical Society
Harold B. Lee Library
© 1987 Utah State Historical Society
Copyright Use Information