Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. Uncorrected page proofs. Paperback. SIGNED. 458pp. Octavo [25.5 cm] Illustrated wraps. Thirty-six black and white illustrations. The fore edge corners of the wraps are just slightly curled. Near fine. Item #59136
Signed by Bagley on half-title in the year of publication: "Will Bagley/ 17 May 2002/ Mormon History Association/ Tucson, Arizona".
The most important work on the Mountain Meadows Massacre since Juanita Brooks' work in 1950. On September 11, 1857, the Fancher-Baker Party of overland trail immigrants heading 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.