To the Memory of the Koosharem Band Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
Front of monument:
during Utah's Black Hawk War (1865–1872)
Dedicated April 22, 2016
Paiute Oral Tradition
There used to be a big old log house in Circleville, Utah, beside the road where it curves near where the potato cellars are. Years ago the white men at Circleville locked up in that house all the Indians who were living nearby and told them they were going to cut their throats. They began doing this by taking them outside one at a time and cutting their throats.
There were two young men inside who decided they were going to escape. One said to the other, "We will have to dash through them and run just as they open the door." They did this and ran through the white men who were gathered
As told by
Jimmy Timmican, Koosharem band
who heard this story from Walker Ammon
son of Chief Walker
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1866.
Location. 38° 10.319′ N, 112° 16.194′ W. Marker is in Circleville, Utah, in Piute County. Memorial is on U.S. 89, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville UT 84723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Circleville Massacre (here, next to this marker); Circleville (within shouting distance of this marker); Piute County Courthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2020, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2020, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.