Massacre at Mountain Meadows

Massacre at Mountain Meadows

An American Tradedy

Book - 2008
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Massacre at Mountain Meadows offers the most thoroughly researched account of the massacre ever written. Drawn from documents previously not available to scholars and a careful re-reading of traditional sources, this gripping narrative offers fascinating new insight into why Mormons settlers in isolated southern Utah deceived an emigrant party with a promise of safety and then killed the adults and all but seventeen of the youngest children.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780195160345
0195160347
Characteristics: xvi, 430 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,24 cm.

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Apr 18, 2011

On Sept 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and with their Pauite allies killed them. More than 120 mem, women, and children perished in the slaughter.This book sheds light on factors contributing to the tragic event including the war hysteria that overcame the Mormons after President James Buchanan dispatched federal troops to Utah Territory to put down a supposed rebellion.

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