There Was No Bannock War of 1895

February 24, 2023


Idaho history, like most American history has to be scrutinized and cross referenced to really make an informed opinion of the events considered and explored.

Yet, like most people when they read the headlines of any newspaper or any news piece online, the headlines are often enough for a hurried reader to assume whatever the headlines says, it must be true since its in the newspaper, history book or from anything that is a relatively trusted authoritative and informative platform.

Sometimes the platforms that people rely on can cause more damage than intended when those behind the information deliberately weaponize headlines to cause division, panic and confusion or worst, war.


Listen to the 1938 War of the Worlds Broadcast.


Consider the Orson Wells radio broadcast airing of the classic War of the Worlds in 1938 and the ensuing madness, fear and confusion it caused among the most trusting but ill-informed listeners who believed the broadcast was really reporting on an extraterrestrial alien invasion of earth. Some people were ready to make war upon the first aliens they went looking for in response to the broadcast. Consider the Grover’s Mill incident here.

Now consider the headline: Bannock War of 1895.

For those like me who, at one point, knew nothing about the the Bannock War of 1895, until reading about the affair from several sources, I was surprised the incident was called a war. Just reading the headline was enough for me to think that a lot of people were killed in a war between unwanted white land grubbers and the Bannock people.

But its not true. There was no war. It makes no sense that our historians and the powers that be, would want to own and to continue to push a narrative that just perpetuates a dumb assumption that some bloody conflict took place between the unwanted white settlers pouring into the inter-mountain west and the Bannock people.



Review this snippet from Zionist controlled Wikipedia:

“The Bannock War of 1895, or the Bannock Uprising, refers to a minor conflict centered in Jackson’s Hole, Wyoming. During the early 1890’s. Wyoming passed a state law prohibiting the killing of elk for their teeth, which led to the arrests of several Bannock hunters in 1895; the arrests, and the death of one Bannock, created wildly exaggerated rumors that the natives would revolt, and the Eastern press reported that the Bannocks had massacred a large group of settlers in Jackson’s Hole. In response the United States Army launched an expedition into the area, but when troops arrived it was found that the situation was peaceful and the fears of uprising were unjustified.”

The only fatality was one Bannock who was killed by the authorities when they confronted and arrested his hunting party. The man killed was probably protesting his arrest when he was shot. Some historical accounts describes the man as “an old blind man” and in a way rendering him as expendable since his value was diminished by his alleged blindness and his age. Remember, there were no body cameras back in those days, so we cannot be sure we can believe the circumstances surrounding the killing of the event’s only casualty.

Bannock Hunting Party Fording The Snake River by Frederic Remington



There was no war in 1895. Historians should be describing the “minor incident” as follows:

In 1895, Wyoming lawman William Manning with a posse of eight men illegally detained nine Bannock hunters near Jackson Hole, and summarily killed one. The dead man’s crime: he was trying to feed his family on reservation land. The killing prompted Justice of the Peace Frank H. Rhodes to fire off a telegraph to authorities with an emergency request for immediate protection from “Many Indians reported here: threaten lives and property,” in a attempt to start a war or cover-up for the unlawful taking of a man’s life.

Such details would be a more fitting description in which we would be much closer to the truth on what happened that day, considering the facts and circumstances and the prevailing attitude of law enforcement of the times towards reservation law-breakers.

Zionist controlled Wikipedia sums up the 1895 hunting incident as follow:

“The Bannock hunter Race Horse, one of those arrested for poaching, was taken to the District Court in Cheyenne to be charged, but the court held that the poaching law was superseded by the Treaty of Fort Bridger. The case then went to the Supreme Court where it was concluded that Bannock people were void of the poaching laws on reservation land. So the charges against Race Horse were dropped and he was released, marking the end of the second Bannock War.”

The Bannock Shoshoni are currently flourishing economically within their Fort Hall Reservation which is located outside of Pocatello, Idaho.


You can be sure the grieving family of the dead Bannock hunter at the time did not feel his killing was just a minor incident as they lost a loved one. Similar killings were common across the old west and as usual, like with this hunting incident, no one was held accountable for the killing of the innocent man.

Zionist controlled Wikipedia won’t allow changes to the information for the Bannock War of 1895 on its platform. Any submitted changes on the theme is subsequently erased.


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