Mountain Meadows Massacre
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The Mountain Meadow Massacre took place along the wagon train route to California that passed through the southern Utah territory. In a series of attacks between September 7 and 11, 1857, members of the Utah Territorial Militia killed all adult members of a wagon train carrying emigrants from Arkansas to California. Despite denials, there is strong evidence that the Mormon hierarchy in Utah was aware of and probably condoned the action of the militia.
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Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846--1890 by Larry McMurtry.
In Oh What a Slaughter, Larry McMurtry has written a unique and searing history of the bloody massacres that marked - and marred - the settling of the...
The Mountain Meadows Massacre by Juanita Brooks.
In the Fall of 1857, some 120 California-bound emigrants were killed in lonely Mountain Meadows in southern Utah; only eighteen young children were sp...