Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 493pp. Octavo [26 cm] 1/4 tan cloth over matching boards. Illustrated. Index. Bibliography. Spine ends and board edges a bit dinged. In a dust jacket, with a 2" crease to the front inside flap. Very good / very good. Item #60928
The most important work on the Mountain Meadows Massacre since Juanita Brooks' work published 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.
Inscribed by the author to Salt Lake Tribune humorist Robert Kirby on the half title page. Kirby's business card is tucked in.