Given family massacre; Utah’s Black Hawk War; Thistle Valley, Utah; Ute Indians; Fairview, Utah
War broke out between the white settlers of Utah and the Ute Indians in 1865. Before the whites could gather for better defense, the Ute Indians struck a house made of willows in 1865. All six members of the Given family were killed, and they were all buried in a the same wagon box in the Fairview, Utah, Cemetery.
Original Publication Citation
Winkler, A (1978). The massacre in Thistle Valley. Frontier Times, 52(3), 12-13, 40, 42-43 .
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Winkler, Albert, "The Massacre in Thistle Valley" (1978). Faculty Publications. 1982.
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