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Grave of Shem, Shivwits Indian Chieftain

Located in the St. George City Cemetery.

1840, Feb. 24, 1930 Friend of the pioneers and faithful member of the LDS Church

Shem was a well-known chieftain of the Shivwits Band. Highly respected by the new settlers and his own people, Shem served as a peacemaker for the two cultures. He converted to the LDS Church and was a faithful member. He died in 1930 at the age of ninety years. His grave had gone unmarked for many years.

Shem, Shivwits Band Chieftain is SUP Marker # 112, see others here.

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