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Chief Sagwitch Timbimboo

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Chief Sagwitch Timbimboo

Birth
Bear River City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Death
20 Mar 1884 (aged 61–62)
Washakie, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Burial
Washakie, Box Elder County, Utah, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.9455224, Longitude: -112.2340904
Memorial ID
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"Sagwitch Timbinboo, Prominent Shoshone Chief, First person buried in the Washakie Cemetery"

In 1999, Scott R. Christensen, published a book entitled, Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftan, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887.

The following information is quoted from a book review of Christensen's book. The review is written by Greg Kofford Books.

"Following the arrival of the pioneer settlers, the Shoshone found it more difficult to support themselves from traditional resources and tried to replace them from what the newcomers brought. Resulting conflict led to the slaughter of hundreds of Northwestern Shoshone - Sagwitch's relatives - at the Bear River Massacre. Though wounded, Sagwitch lived to lead the desperate survivors. As a result of some striking spiritual experiences, Sagwitch and his band were baptized Mormons. Sagwitch was ordained to the Melchisadek Priesthood and became the first Native American to be sealed to his wife in the Endowment House. His son became the first Native American ordained as a Bishop. Sagwitch's enduring relationship with the LDS Church led to the founding of the Washakie Indian colony in northern Utah and to a legacy among his descendants of community and religious activism."
"Sagwitch Timbinboo, Prominent Shoshone Chief, First person buried in the Washakie Cemetery"

In 1999, Scott R. Christensen, published a book entitled, Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftan, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887.

The following information is quoted from a book review of Christensen's book. The review is written by Greg Kofford Books.

"Following the arrival of the pioneer settlers, the Shoshone found it more difficult to support themselves from traditional resources and tried to replace them from what the newcomers brought. Resulting conflict led to the slaughter of hundreds of Northwestern Shoshone - Sagwitch's relatives - at the Bear River Massacre. Though wounded, Sagwitch lived to lead the desperate survivors. As a result of some striking spiritual experiences, Sagwitch and his band were baptized Mormons. Sagwitch was ordained to the Melchisadek Priesthood and became the first Native American to be sealed to his wife in the Endowment House. His son became the first Native American ordained as a Bishop. Sagwitch's enduring relationship with the LDS Church led to the founding of the Washakie Indian colony in northern Utah and to a legacy among his descendants of community and religious activism."


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