Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty ~ 423
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 21.667 W 111° 35.285
12S E 449336 N 4357016
Quick Description: This Daughters of Utah Pioneers Historical Marker is mounted on a rough-hewn monolithic monument near the center of Ephraim Pioneer Park at about 45 W 100 North in Ephraim, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2012 8:54:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQ0H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
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Long Description:

Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty

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.

No. 423 · · · Erected 1982 · · · Fort Ephraim Camp

Marker Name: Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty

Marker Number: 423

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