Buried secrets. Episode 03, Infamous Colorado cannibal.

In November 1873, a party of 21 prospectors left Salt Lake City and headed towards the mountains. Two months later, they arrived at the Ute Indian encampment where they were urged to wait out the winter. After two weeks, 6 men including 23-year old Alferd Packer who acted as their guide, decided to...

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Corporate Author: Kanopy (Firm)
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Published: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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