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Product Code: XB234
Title: Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows (Paperback)
Author: Will Bagley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
List Price: $26.95
Our Price: $24.00
Date: 2004
Pages: 544
Additional Info: Winner of numerous awards, including:

Spur Award, Western Western Writers of America
Caughey Book Prize, Western History Association
Caroline Bancroft History Prize, Denver Public Library
Co-Founders Best Book Award, Westerners International
Winner of the Utah Arts Council Publication Prize

Includes 36 illustrations.


"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 Bagely's Blood of the Prophets is the most extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of some 120 men, women, and children since Junita Brooks published her groundbreaking study, The Mountain Meadows Massacre, in 1950. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre." (From back cover.)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Mountain Meadow

  1. Their Innocent Blood Will Cry unto the Lord of Hosts
  2. The Battle-Ax of the Lord
  3. Political Hacks, Robbers, and Whoremongers
  4. The Arkansas Travelers
  5. I Will Fight Them and I Will Fight All Hell
  6. We Are American Citizens and Shall Not Move
  7. The Knife and Tomahawk
  8. The Work of Death
  9. The Scene of Blood and Carnage
  10. Plunder
  11. All Hell Is in Commotion
  12. They Have Slain My Children
  13. Vengeance Is Mine
  14. A Hideous Lethargic Dream
  15. Lonely Dell
  16. As False as the Hinges of Hell: The Trials of John D. Lee
  17. He Died Game: The Execution of John D. Lee
  18. The Mountain Meadow Dogs
  19. Nothing but the Truth Is Good Enough

Epilogue: The Ghosts of Mountain Meadows
Appendix: Victims of the Massacre

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