Tag Archive | Mountain Meadows Massacre

The Trials and Deaths of John D. Lee and Brigham Young

I wanted to continue Ken Burns’ discussion of the aftermath of the Mountain Meadows as part of his series, The West (available on Netflix.)  In Part 6, he discussed the trial of John D. Lee.  At the beginning of part 6, he begins with this introduction. By 1874, Washington had launched still another assault on […]

War and Prayer

Religion is supposed to be about peace, but often it is about war.  Some of the worst religious wars include Islamic Jihad, Christian Crusades, and Joshua’s Unholy War.  I wish Mormons didn’t have anything to be ashamed of, but I’ve been reading The Mountain Meadows Massacre by Juanita Brooks. One of the things I didn’t […]

Newell Bringhurst Discusses the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Mormon historian Newell Bringhurst recently published a new essay discussing the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre.  For those of you unfamiliar with him, he has written extensively on topics of Mormon history.  Some of his books are found here, and here is a short bio on him. Here’s a brief background concerning the disaster.  The Fancher […]