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Author Walker, Ronald W. (Ronald Warren), 1939-

Title Massacre at Mountain Meadows : an American tragedy / Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley, Jr., Glen M. Leonard.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    979.202 WAL    Available
Description xvi, 430 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-408) and index.
Contents Prologue: a picture of human suffering Mountain Meadows, May 1859 -- Exiles from freedom New York to the Iowa Plains, 1830-1846 -- Peals of thunder Utah, 1847-1857 -- No more submit to oppression Silver Lake, July 24, 1857 -- Avoid all excitement, but be ready Salt Lake city to Parowan, July 24-August 8, 1857 -- Preaching a military discourse Southern Utah, August 9-21, 1857 -- A splendid train Arkansas to Utah, emigration season, 1857 -- Restless and excited begins Northern Utah, July-August 1857 -- We have better claim Salt Lake to Filmore, August 1857 -- Men have magnified a natural circumstance Corn Creek to Parowan, late August-early September 1857 -- Make it an Indian massacre: Cedar city, July 24-September 5 1857 -- A fearful responsibility Cedar City and Southwest, September 5-7, 1857 -- Finish his dirty job Parowan to Mountain Meadows, September 7-10,1857 -- Decoyed out and destroyed Mountain Meadows, September 10-11, 1875 -- 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 -- Appendixes: A. The emigrants -- B. The emigrants' property -- C. The militiamen -- D. The Indians.
Summary 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.
Subject Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857.
Added Author Turley, Richard E. Jr., 1956-
Leonard, Glen M. 1938-
ISBN 9780195160345

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