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The Doctrine of Discovery 1493 The following explains the Doctrine of Discovery and Congressional Acts that were designed to justify the extermination of indiginous peoples throughout North and South America.
VIDEO: CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY: by Steve Newcomb Published on Feb. 2, 2016, Steven Newcomb, Author of Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery" addresses the Spotlight of Indigenous Peoples plenary at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 19.
Manifest Destiny Manifest Destiny had a tremendous impact on North America. "Westward Ho!" the slogan that drove European expansion westward impacting Native Americans territorial rights.
Biographies & Timeline
*Timpanogos Nation Biography A biography of the Timpanogos Nation, and a detailed synopsis of the Utah Black Hawk War from the perspective of theTimpanogosTribe.
1847-1919 Chief Black Hawk Biography (Has been removed permantly)
1873 MEMORIAL OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTAH "Memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Utah" was prepared by the Legislature of Utah in 1873 and sent to the United States Congress. It is a bill asking Congress for reimbursement of expenses incurred by Brigham Young's private militia, the Nauvoo Legion, to remove the Indian population in Utah.
1996 Repatriation Of Chief Black Hawk's Remains The
human remains and associated objects were accessions by the
Museum of Latter-Day Saints Church History in 1919. At that
local physician attempted to confirm a report that
the human remains
were those of the Timpanogots' chief Black
Hawk who had died in 1870 and had been buried in the same
Congressional Acts Governing First Nations There was a series of congressional acts designed to diminish tribal lands, or reservations, the Dawes Allotment Act, the Reorganization Act, the Termination Act, the Self Determination Act, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Then came the boarding schools and the LDS Church Indian placement program.
THE UTAH BLACK HAWK WARFACTS Interesting facts about the Black Hawk War of Utah and the Timpanogos Indians from 1847 to 1873 from Phillip B Gottfredson's research journal.
Phillip B Gottfredson - commentary
We Can Forgive... But Never Forget We assume that the Native peoples have since been given every opportunity to succeed, that "it's their own damn fault," as some say. All I can say is 'tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.'
Phillip B Gottfredson Archive A random collection of past articles and notes Gottfredson wrote while on his journey-of-discovery throughout North and South America, while learning the life-ways of Native Americans.
Home Of The Mayan My journey to San Pedro was to research the historical, and spiritual connection between North and South American Native peoples. I visited San Pedro in 2012. The year North uninformed Americans said the Mayans had predicted the world would end. The Maya never made any such claim.
History of the First Nations of Utah In Review Our Mormon ancestors came from abroad
seeking freedom in America. Here the indigenous were already free. Then our ancestors took from the First People their freedom,
and they have been struggling ever since to be free again.
VIDEOS & PODCASTS
The following video & Podcast collection has been assembled to help further our understanding of the Native American perspective and the Black Hawk War in Utah.
PODCAST Mary Murdock Meyer Chief Executive of the Timpanogos Nation, and Phillip B Gottfredson live podacst with host Jay Winter Nightwolf in a candid conversation about the Timpanogos Nation and the Black Hawk War of Utah.
Much of the material found on this website comes from Peter Gottfredson who lived with the Timpanogos during the Black Hawk War. Peter is a great-grandfather of Phillip B Gottfredson.
EXCERPTS from my great-grandfather Peter Gottfredson his book Indian Depredations in Utah, which is one of the oldest firsthand accounts of the Black Hawk War in Utah. He describes the wars between Mormon settlers and the Indians of Utah that occured between the years 1847 to 1872.