White River Massacre
...soldiers. His troop fought for three days until another troop called ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ came to their rescue. The battle continued for several days until another troop of 600 soldiers arrived. All in all, 15 soldiers were killed and 43 got injured (Peters, Mike).
Following this incident, hatred against the Utes intensified so much so that the Federal troops marched deeper into the regions, into the Utah badlands, pushing Utes out of Colorado.
Utley, Robert; Frontier Regulars, Macmillan, New York, First Bison Book, 1973
Peters, Mike; Meeker Killed on Western Slope, Online retrieved...