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Massacre at Mountain Meadows : an American tragedy

Author: Ronald W Walker; Richard E Turley, Jr.; Glen M Leonard
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald W Walker; Richard E Turley, Jr.; Glen M Leonard
ISBN: 9780195160345 0195160347
OCLC Number: 328427804
Notes: Maps printed on endpapers.
Description: xvi, 430 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: A Picture of Human Suffering: Mountain Meadows, May 1859 --
1. Exiles from Freedom: New York to the Iowa Plains, 1830-1846 --
2. Peals of Thunder: Utah, 1847-1857 --
3. No More Submit to Oppression: Silver Lake, July 24, 1857 --
4. Avoid All Excitement, But Be Ready: Salt Lake City to Parowan, July 24-August 8, 1857 --
5. Preaching a Military Discourse: Southern Utah, August 9-21, 1857 --
6. A Splendid Train: Arkansas to Utah, Emigration Season, 1857 --
7. Restless and Excited Beings Northern Utah, July-August 1857 --
8. We Have Better Claim: Salt Lake to Fillmore, August 1857 --
9. Men Have Magnified a Natural Circumstance: Corn Creek to Parowan, Late August-Early September 1857 --
10. Make It an Indian Massacre: Cedar City, July 24-September 5, 1857 --
11. A Fearful Responsibility: Cedar City and Southwest, September 5-7, 1857 --
12. Finish His Dirty Job: Parowan to Mountain Meadows, September 7-10, 1857 --
13. Decoyed Out and Destroyed: Mountain Meadows, September 10-11, 1857 --
14. Too Late to Back Water: Mountain Meadows to Cedar City, September 11-13, 1857 --
Epilogue: Under Sentence of Death: Beaver to Mountain Meadows, March 20-23, 1877 --
Appendix A. The Emigrants --
Appendix B. The Emigrants' Property --
Appendix C. The Militiamen --
Appendix D. The Indians.
Responsibility: Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., Glen M. Leonard.
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On September 11, 1857, a band of Mormon militia, under a flag of truce, lured unarmed members of a party of emigrants from their fortified encampment and, with their Paiute allies, killed them. This  Read more...

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Massacre at Mountain Meadows tells of the grim outcome without flinching and without excuse. Richard Bushman , Journal of Ecclesiastical History

 
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