Blood of the Prophets Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows
Place Published: Norman, OK
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Date Published: 2002
Edition: First edition
Condition: very fine
Book Id: 12051
SIGNED. 493pp. Paper covered boards with cloth spine. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title page..."For________/one of the bright lights/among young Mormon historians/Will Bagley/ 1 Augt 2002."
The most important work on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, since Juanita Brooks in 1950. On September 11, 1857, the Fancher-Baker Party of overland trail immigrants headed to California from Arkansas were ambushed and betrayed by Mormons in Southern Utah, with the assiistance of some Piute Indians, leading to the worst massacre of Americans by Americans in the 19th centuiry. 120 men, women and children were brutally murdered and their stripped and naked bodies left at the scene: The Mountain Meadows, south of Cedar City, Utah.