In 2019 The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone began fundraising efforts to build a cultural interpretive center on recently acquired land adjacent to the Bear River Massacre site. Thanks to contributions from GSBS Architects, The State of Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and many individual donors this idea is on its way to becoming a reality. Fundraising is still ongoing, but the pieces are in place, and the tribe anticipates breaking ground in 2021.
Can you Help?
To make your donation to the project, click the link to the right to visit the www.boaogoi.org website.
Boa Ogoi or Big River in the native Shoshone language is the name of the massacre of more than 400 Shoshone in Southeast Idaho. It was the single largest loss of Native American Life in the history of the country. This video was created to educate and support fundraising for the new Shoshone Cultural Interpretive Center.