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Darren Parry


Darren Parry is the former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Darren 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 Utah Humanities Board and the PBS
Utah Board of Directors. He attended the University of Utah and Weber State University and received his
Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, with an emphasis on History. Darren is the author of “The Bear
River Massacre; A Shoshone History” and teaches Native American History at Utah State University. His passions in life are his wife Melody, 7 children and 14 grandchildren. His other passion is his Tribal family. He wants to make sure that those who have gone before him are not forgotten.

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