The following are links and resources regarding the
Sept 11, 1857 massacre at Mountain Meadows.
September Dawn website
Link to septemberdawn.net
What are the historical roots and causes behind the
Mountain Meadow Massacre? Polygamy, paranoia, and a violent LDS
theocracy in 19th-Century Utah.
This short synopsis of the events leading up to this tragedy is
explained by Sandra Tanner and Scott Fancher, who are descendants of
the perpetrators and victims, respectively.
In 1857, 120 unarmed members of a wagon train moving through
southern Utah were attacked and slaughtered at the hands of Mormon
militia. Until the Oklahoma City bombing, this was the largest-scale
massacre single-event massacre in US History. And like another
brutal massacre some 150 years later, this one occurred on September
11th as well. And yet it remains an obscure historical footnote,
because of an active cover-up that has gone on for 150 years; the
Mormon Church continues to deny any culpability in this travesty.
Past: Legacy of the Mountain Meadows Massacre —
An award-winning new
documentary that provides a balanced look at
one of the most controversial
episodes in Mormon history.
September Dawn-the movie:
The reviews (Orlando Sentinal)
Online Books relating to Mountain Meadows
Mountain Meadows Massacre, Josiah F. Gibbs 1910