Utah Indian Battles

Southern Ute Indian Warriors

Southern Ute Indian Warriors

Long before the Mormon settlement of Utah began in 1847, American Indians had inhabited the region for thousands of years. These Mormon settlements displaced and disrupted the way of life for the Paiute, Gosiute, Shoshone, Ute, and Navajo who lived in the region.

“Take the man and try him by law and let him receive the penalty. The law will slay him.”
—  Mormon leader Brigham Young speaking out against the killing of Indians. 

Black Hawk War

Circleville Massacre

Gunnison Massacre – 1853

Mountain Meadows Massacre – 1857

Walker War – 1853


Compiled by Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated December 2022.

Also See:

Indian War Timeline

Indian Wars, Battles & Massacres

Military Campaigns of the Indian Wars

Three Indian Campaigns

Winning The West: The Army In The Indian Wars


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