Blood of the Prophets

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2004-09-01
Publisher(s): Univ of Oklahoma Pr
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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 Prophetsis the most extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of some 120 men, women, and children since Juanita Brooks published her groundbreaking study, The Mountain Meadows Massacre, in 1950. 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. Blood of the Prophetsis the winner of numerous awards, including: Spur Award, Western Writers of America Caughey Book Prize, Western History Association Caroline Bancroft History Prize, Denver Public Library Co-Founders Best Book Award, Westerners International

Author Biography

Will Baley is a columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. XI
List of Mapsp. XII
Prefacep. XIII
Acknowledgmentsp. XXI
Prologue: The Mountain Meadowp. 3
Their Innocent Blood Will Cry unto the Lord of Hostsp. 6
The Battle-Ax of the Lordp. 23
Political Hacks, Robbers, and Whoremongersp. 38
The Arkansas Travelersp. 55
I Will Fight Them and I Will Fight All Hellp. 73
We Are American Citizens and Shall Not Movep. 95
The Knife and Tomahawkp. 123
The Work of Deathp. 140
The Scene of Blood and Carnagep. 156
Plunderp. 171
All Hell Is in Commotionp. 188
They Have Slain My Childrenp. 208
Vengeance Is Minep. 225
A Hideous Lethargic Dreamp. 248
Lonely Dellp. 268
As False as the Hinges of Hell: The Trials of John D. Leep. 287
He Died Game: The Execution of John D. Leep. 307
The Mountain Meadow Dogsp. 323
Nothing but the Truth Is Good Enoughp. 348
Epilogue: The Ghosts of Mountain Meadowsp. 365
Victims of the Massacrep. 385
Notesp. 391
Bibliographyp. 447
Indexp. 475
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