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Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty Marker
Inscription.  The Indian War years of 1865-72 brought bitter hardships to Sanpete and other central Utah areas. Different bands of Indians stealthily attacked settlers from their mountain hideouts, then fled to safety. Twenty-seven settlements were evacuated; two entire counties and portions of seven others were temporarily abandoned; seventy pioneers were slain and many wounded; hundreds of cattle and horses stolen. On Aug. 1, 1866, U.S. Indian Supt., Col. H.F. Head and Stake Pres. Orson Hyde obtained promise of peace from Chief Black Hawk. By Aug. 18, 1868, they had accomplished the hazardous feat of assembling a peace parley in Fort Ephraim on Hans Hansen's lawn by a red cedar tree. Black Hawk calmed the defiant braves, a pipe of peace was passed, the treaty was signed and later ratified by U.S. Pres. Andrew Jackson. Black Hawk continued to help arrange peace parleys until other hostile chiefs had signed.
 
Erected 1982 by Fort Ephraim Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 423.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian
Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.666′ N, 111° 35.285′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker can be reached from West 100 North Street west of North Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Ephraim Pioneer Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hansen-Sparks Home (within shouting distance of this marker); John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ephraim Relief Society Granary (about 300 feet away); Ephraim Co-op Building (about 300 feet away); Canute Peterson House (about 500 feet away); The Old Fort (about 600 feet away); Ephraim Carnegie Library (about 700 feet away); Indian Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephraim.
 
Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty Marker
Marker is at center-right in photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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