Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. 493pp. Octavo [26 cm] 1/2 tan cloth over matching boards. Fine/Fine. Fine. Item #31030
Signed by the author in ink on the half-title. 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 assistance of some Paiute Indians, leading to the worst massacre of Americans by Americans in the 19th century. 120 men, women and children were brutally murdered.