Near Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Salmon River Mission
The Indian Mission Call: Issued by Brigham Young to 27 elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) at Salt Lake City, April 6 1855.
"Go into the Salmon River Country, Oregon Territory. Many tribes converge upon that area to fish and hunt. Choose an appropriate location and found a mission. Teach them the arts of husbandry and peace according to our gospel plan."
The Journey: These Idaho Pioneers trailed 380 miles in 22 days with 11 wagons, 46 oxen, 7 horses, & much cattle. Roads were mostly non-existent.
Fort Lemhi: Site of the first irrigation project in the Great Northwest. Established June 18 1855. The fort had two sections: a timber stockade 16 rods square which surrounded 25 cabins: a Spanish wall (mud) stock enclosure the same size.
Brigham Young and 142 people visited and approved the mission in May 1857. New settlers followed, making a total population in excess of 100 souls. About 100 Indians were converted.
Indian raids on the mission and its abandonment in March 1858, were due to the influence
Killed: William Bailey Lake, James Miller, George McBride
Wounded: Andrew Quigley, Oliver Robinson, Lewis W. Shurtliff, Thomas Smith, Fountain Welch.
Erected by Idaho members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
Plaque provided by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association.
★Thomas S. Smith, Pres ● ★David Moore, Secretary ● ★Francillo Durfee, Captain ● Benjamin F. Cumings, Captain of the Guard ● Ira Ames ● Ezra J. Barnard ● William H. Batchelor ● Gildbert R. Belnap ● William L. Bundridge ● Willam Birch ● William Burgess ● Thomas Butterfield ● ★Israel J. Clark ● Charles Dalton ● John Gallagher ● George W. Hill ● Nathaniel Leavitt ● ★Everet Lish ● ★Charles McGary ● Joseph Parry ● Isaac Shepherd ● David H. Stevens ● Pleasant G. Taylor ● Baldwin H. Watts ● Abraham Zundell
Thomas M. Abbot ● Jame Allred ● Washington Barber ● Joseph Bain ● William Bard ● Lychonius Barnard
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Forts or Castles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list.
Location. 44° 59.006′ N, 113° 38.394′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Back Road (County Highway 28) near Mule Shoe Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Irrigation Project (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Salmon River Mission (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Lemhi (approx. half a mile away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 1˝ miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 1˝ miles away); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
Also see . . . Fort Lemhi -- Wikipedia. The mission was named Fort Limhi for King Limhi (Submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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