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What amazes me most about the evolution of the story of the Mountain Meadows Massacre is that 150 years it was about blood atonement, hatred of gentiles and robbery. The Baker-Fancher train was worth 100K in 1857. The booty stolen from this train alone most likely built the temple in Salt Lake City. Today, perhaps because a Mormon is running for President, the Mormon church is rewriting its own history (once again), and now they blame the murder of men, women and children on a term they alone concocted, "The Utah War." There was never such a thing as a "Utah War" - it exists only in the minds and propaganda of LDS leaders.
This Book was from the original "personal witnesses and those who were involved in the massacre". It shows you that man can be fallible and if God is not truly leading men of God then anything can go wrong. Men who say they are a representative of God and their voiced teaching and guidance can be corrupted so easily from "their own interpretation of the Holy Scripture's".
The book is a step by step, day to day eye witness of the slaughter of over 100 human beings , men, Women, and children in wagons, searching for a new life searching for a new land, troubled by hundreds of cattle they brought to the west side of the United States, being taxed for grazing right's and then innocently slaughtered.
This is quite surprising, the book written right after a personal interview with those who were personally involved with those in the church and memories after the massacre, the book is of the Mormon church and has only been checked out two times since it was published.