Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. First Edition. 493pp. Quarto [26 cm] 1/2 tan cloth over tan boards with the title stamped in red on the front board and backstrip. Item #4708
Award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and 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 by the Mormon Church and others.