Massacre At Mountain Meadows Book Review

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I did a lot of studying about the Massacre that happened at Mountain Meadows. I read an amazing book I would recommend to anyone wanting to know more and it is probably the most unbiased account of the events that occurred. This book is the Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Glen M. Leonard and was mentioned in the internet articles I read as a great book for those who want to know more. I also read Blood of the Prophets, Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Will Bagley, but I didn’t find this to be as unbiased at describing what happened at Mountain Meadows.
Through my reading and research on the topic of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, I discovered why the band of emigrants from Arkansas may have been attacked. First, through the stories I have heard at church, I know the church was forced out of
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One reason is because they supposedly “poisoned a spring and an ox carcass near the central Utah town of Fillmore.”11 After reading the book Massacre at Mountain Meadows, I now believe that it was a spore to have poisoned the spring and killed the ox around that time being transferred through meat to people, which would end up killing them. I understand that some of the men “threatened to join the incoming federal troops against the saints.”12 One man even went as far as to claim, “he had a gun that killed Joseph Smith,”13 him being one of the men the Mormons most admired. If I were to be one of these wagon train emigrants travelling through, I would have been becoming more and more frustrated and maybe even have said what some of the men said to the Mormons, with even if what the emigrants said were true, they didn’t deserve to die for. The rising tensions between the emigrants and the Mormons continued to grow, which as I know set the tone and helped lead up to the
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