A deep and moving conversation with Shoshone Tribal Elder, Darren Parry. He is also the author of a brilliant book, The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History. We talk about the past, present and future and Darren is just a born teacher and weaver of stories.

Darren Parry serves as the councilman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, a Utah Tribe with Headquarters in Brigham City, Utah.

Parry has served on the council on two separate occasions and has been currently serving for the last 6 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American West Heritage Center, in Wellsville, Utah, The Utah State Museum Board, the Community Advisory Board for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Northern Regional Advisory Council for Utah Division of Wildlife and the American Indian Services Board which provides scholarships for Native American Students around the country.

He attended the University of Utah and Weber State University and received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education, with an emphasis on history. Parry is the author of The Bear River Massacre; A Shoshone History and teaches Native American History at Utah State University.

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