By Will Bagley
The bloodbath at Mountain Meadows on September eleven, 1857, was once the one such a lot violent assault on a wagon teach within the thirty-year background of the Oregon and California trails. but it's been all yet forgotten. Will Bagley's Blood of the Prophets is the main vast research of the occasions surrounding the homicide of a few a hundred and twenty males, girls, and youngsters considering Juanita Brooks released her groundbreaking examine, The Mountain Meadows bloodbath, in 1950. Drawing from a wealth of basic assets, Bagley explains how the murders happened, finds the involvement of territorial governor Brigham younger, and explores the next suppression and distortion of occasions concerning the bloodbath.
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Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley