Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows

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University of Oklahoma Press, 6 Σεπ 2012 - 544 σελίδες
The massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, was the single most violent attack on a wagon train in the thirty-year history of the Oregon and California trails. Yet it has been all but forgotten. Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets is an award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre by the Mormon Church and others.
 

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This is such a horrifying story I can't believe someone hasn't used it as a basis for a science fiction novel. Although the idea of a religious leader lining up children and shooting them all in the ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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In 1857, over 100 men, women, and children in a wagon train from Arkansas were murdered in southern Utah by local settlers aided by Southern Paiute warriors. For 50 years, Mormon historian Juanita ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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All Hell Is in Commotion
They Have Slain My Children
en eance Is Mine 14 A Hideous Lethargic Dream
Lonely Dell
The Trials of John D Lee 17 He Died Game The Execution of John D
The Mountain Meadow Dogs
Nothing but the Truth Is Good Enough
The Ghosts of Mountain Meadows

We Are American Citizens and Shall Not Move
The Knife and Tomahawk
The Work of Death
The Scene of Blood and Carnage
Plunder

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Will Bagley is an independent historian who has written about overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and the Mormons. Bagley has published extensively over the years and is the author and editor of many books, articles, and reviews in professional journals. Bagley is the series editor of Arthur H. Clark Company's documentary history series, KINGDOM IN THE WEST: The Mormons and the American Frontier. Bagley has been a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the University of Utah and the Archibald Hanna, Jr. Fellow in American History at Yale University's Beinecke Library. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows has won numerous awards including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America, the Bancroft History Prize from the Denver Public Library, Westerners International Best Book, and the Western History Association Caughey Book Prize for the most distinguished book on the history of the American West. So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812-1848 is the first of four volumes of Overland West: The Story of the Oregon and California Trails Series.

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