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Blood of the Prophets Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows

Bagley, Will

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ISBN 10: 0806134267 / ISBN 13: 9780806134260
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2002
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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493 pages, maps, illustrations. The author uses unpublished journals, letters, and documents, maps and photos, to shed new light on the massacre. Bookseller Inventory # 2680

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Title: Blood of the Prophets Brigham Young and the ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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The massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, was the single most violent attack on a wagon train in the thirty-year history of the Oregon and California trails. Yet it has been all but forgotten. Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets is an award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre by the Mormon Church and others.

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Will Bagley is an independent historian who has written about overland emigration, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and the Mormons. Bagley has published extensively over the years and is the author and editor of many books, articles, and reviews in professional journals. Bagley is the series editor of Arthur H. Clark Company's documentary history series, KINGDOM IN THE WEST: The Mormons and the American Frontier. Bagley has been a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the University of Utah and the Archibald Hannah, Jr. Fellow in American History at Yale University's Beinecke Library. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows has won numerous awards including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America, the Bancroft History Prize from the Denver Public Library, Westerners International Best Book, and the Western History Association Caughey Book Prize for the most distinguished book on the history of the American West. So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812-1848 is the first of four volumes of Overland West: The Story of the Oregon and California Trails Series.

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