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The Mountain Meadows Massacre

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In the Fall of 1857, some 120 California-bound emigrants were killed in lonely Mountain Meadows in southern Utah; only eighteen young children were spared. The men on the ground after the bloody deed took an oath that they would never mention the event again, either in public or in private. The leaders of the Mormon church also counseled silence. The first report, soon after the massacre, described it as an Indian onslaught at which a few white men were present, only one of whom, John D. Lee, was actually named.

With admirable scholarship, Mrs. Brooks has traced the background of conflict, analyzed the emotional climate at the time, pointed up the social and military organization in Utah, and revealed the forces which culminated in the great tragedy at Mountain Meadows. The result is a near-classic treatment which neither smears nor clears the participants as individuals. It portrays an atmosphere of war hysteria, whipped up by recitals of past persecutions and the vision of an approaching "army" coming to drive the Mormons from their homes.

Synopsis:

The definitive study of when an emigrant wagon trail crossing southern Utah was attacked by Indians and Mormons, and all of the emigrants, with the exception of a few children, were slaughtered.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-310) and index.

About the Author

Juanita Brooks held appointment as a field fellow of the Henry E. Huntington Library and was enabled to carry out the original research for her book by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. She was the author of two other books and edited, with Robert Glass Cleland, A Mormon Chronicle: The Diaries of John D. Lee (Henry E. Huntington Library. 1955)

Jan Shipps is Professor of History and Religious Studies at Indiana University?Purdue University at Indianapolis. A former president of the Mormon History Association, she is the author of the highly acclaimed Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806123189
Designed:
Shipps, Jan
Author:
Brooks, Fuanita
Author:
Brooks, Juanita
Author:
Shipps, Jan
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
State
Subject:
Mountain meadows massacre, 1857
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Mormonism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Arizona Highways Wild West
Series Volume:
v. 46, no. 1-3
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 1.06 lb

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
Religion » Christianity » Mormon » Mormonism

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