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First and foremost, let me make clear my personal opinion on the key issue that separates spectators of the Mountain Meadows Massacre Brigham Young did not explicitly give the order to attack and kill the Fancher Party However, I am sympathetic to Will Bagely s argument that BY was largely responsible for the tragedy because Young underestimated the affect of his venomous rhetoric toward non Mormons on the Saints Having gotten that formality out of the way my general opinion of this book is t First and foremost, let me make clear my personal opinion on the key issue that separates spectators of the Mountain Meadows Massacre Brigham Young did not explicitly give the order to attack and kill the Fancher Party However, I am sympathetic to Will Bagely s argument that BY was largely responsible for the tragedy because Young underestimated the affect of his venomous rhetoric toward non Mormons on the Saints Having gotten that formality out of the way my general opinion of this book is that it is essentially a response to Bagely s Blood of the Prophets well disguised as an academic historical work Not that Massacre at Mountain Meadows isn t well researched i I take no pride in knowing that my great great grandfather participated in this awful episode in western American history But I feel compelled to learn and understand how events and circumstances could unfold in such a way that a group of mostly honest and good people could abandon their values and principles in order to commit the atrocity described by this book.An important saying tells us that if we fail to learn from history we are doomed to repeat it I strongly believe that the people who I take no pride in knowing that my great great grandfather participated in this awful episode in western American history But I feel compelled to learn and understand how events and circumstances could un I really struggled with whether or not to give this book 3 or 4 stars.The book is well written, and it gives an in depth look into the Massacre, early Mormon settlements and the American West.Things I like about the book.1 They did not skirt around the horrific nature of the massacre.2 I learned a lot about the American West and early times in the great basin.Beefs I have with the book.1 Out of THREE AUTHORS, don t you think that they could have chosen at least ONE non LDS author Due to the I really struggled with whether or not to give this book 3 or 4 stars.The book is well written, and it gives an in depth look into the Massacre, early Mormon settlements and the American West.Things I like about the book.1 They did not skirt around the horrific nature of the massacre.2 I learned a lot abo Can devout Mormons write serious, credible history about a shameful and controversial event from the Mormon past This must be asked precisely because so much history written by the faithful, in this tradition and others, is committed to certain conclusions before the act of research even begins After reading Walker, Turley, and Leonard s new book on the Mountain Meadows massacre, the Mormon 9 11 September 11, 1857 , my answer to the question posed above, albeit with a few reservations, is ye Can devout Mormons write serious, credible history about a shameful and controversial event from the Mormon past This must be asked precisely because so much history written by the faithful, in this tradition and others, is committed to certain conclusions before the act of research even begins After reading Walker, Turley, and Leonard s new book on the Mountain Meadows massacre, the Mormon 9 11 September 1 I had mixed feelings approaching this book Wasn t sure I trusted this establishment version of the story, but hearing that it was good My great great grampa was Laban Morrill, and my great great grand uncle was Nephi Johnson AND my wife s great great grampa was John D Lee so there was plenty of natural interest in the story.My reaction Surprisingly lean telling of the story, at times even tedious Authors stuck close to the script did not engage other historians much which was a li I had mixed feelings approaching this book Wasn t sure I trusted this establishment version of the story, but hearing that it was good My great great grampa was Laban Morrill, and my great great grand uncle was Nephi Johnson AND my wife s great great grampa was John D Lee so there was plenty of natural interest in the story.My reaction Surprisingly lean telling of the story, at times even tedious Authors stuck close to the script did not engage other historians much which was a little hard actually Overall I felt a fair and honest telling Disappointing to stop abruptly with Lee s execution, leaving the LDS coverup and denial largely untoldSharman and I visited the Mountain Meadows memorial site a year ago I had not been there before It was sobering and challeng I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel about an extremely unfortunate incident in the history of the Mormon church.Even if the story itself isthan a little upsetting.It comes across as being both well researched and descriptive.In essence it describes the circumstances surrounding the killing of 120 pretty well off settlers on their way to California.All were massacred, other than the very young children who were then given to Mormon families to be raised.Only one man John D L |KINDLE ♾ Massacre at Mountain Meadows ♷ On September A Band Of Mormon Militia, Under A Flag Of Truce, Lured Unarmed Members Of A Party Of Emigrants From Their Fortified Encampment And, With Their Paiute Allies, Killed Them More ThanMen, Women, And Children Perished In The Slaughter Massacre At Mountain Meadows Offers The Most Thoroughly Researched Account Of The Massacre Ever Written Drawn From Documents Previously Not Available To Scholars And A Careful Re Reading Of Traditional Sources, This Gripping Narrative Offers Fascinating New Insight Into Why Mormons Settlers In Isolated Southern Utah Deceived The Emigrant Party With A Promise Of Safety And Then Killed The Adults And All But Seventeen Of The Youngest Children The Book Sheds Light On Factors Contributing To The Tragic Event, Including The War Hysteria That Overcame The Mormons After President James Buchanan Dispatched Federal Troops To Utah Territory To Put Down A Supposed Rebellion, The Suspicion And Conflicts That Polarized The Perpetrators And Victims, And The Reminders Of Attacks On Mormons In Earlier Settlements In Missouri And Illinois It Also Analyzes The Influence Of Brigham Young S Rhetoric And Military Strategy During The Infamous Utah War And The Role Of Local Mormon Militia Leaders In Enticing Paiute Indians To Join In The Attack Throughout The Book, The Authors Paint Finely Drawn Portraits Of The Key Players In The Drama, Their Backgrounds, Personalities, And Roles In The Unfolding Story Of Misunderstanding, Misinformation, Indecision, And Personal Vendettas The Mountain Meadows Massacre Stands As One Of The Darkest Events In Mormon History Neither A Whitewash Nor An Expos , Massacre At Mountain Meadows Provides The Clearest And Most Accurate Account Of A Key Event In American Religious History This was one of those books I quickly lost interest in It just seemed that the authors focusedon the Mormons and their history which is a bit understandable but not what I was expecting to read When you finally did get to the part of the siege and massacre the parts with the emigrants felt rushed and incomplete with the usual rumors Compare it to the other accounts you will see that there are some di The most thoroughly researched, unbiased book available on this difficult subject These authors had access to archival documents not available to previous authors and made a valiant effort to recount this story from both sides the victims and the perpetrators While the fact this even happened is still unfathomable to me, an understanding of the mindset of this era from the perspective of the emigrant train and the Utah Mormon settlers gives a better understanding of how this unspeakable horr The most thoroughly researched, unbiased book available on this difficult subject These authors had access to archival documents not available to previous authors and made a valiant effort to recount this story from both sides the victims and the perpetrators While the fact this even happened is still unfathomable to me, an understanding of the mindset of this Every people has shady, hidden corners of the past that they would prefer to sweep under the rug and pretend didn t exist For Latter day Saints, the Mountain Meadows massacre represents the very darkest shadow in our history The cold blooded murder ofthan one hundred men, women, and children was an inexplicably evil act by those who should have known better, who professed not only Christianity, but a better and purer andrighteous form of it It s difficult and uncomfortable for mod Every people has shady, hidden corners of the past that they would prefer to sweep under the rug and pretend 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