Areas of criticism in the life of Brigham Young the Mormon prophet.
Just a short note for now. Although this is an abhorrent chapter in Utah
history, Indians had some braves die because of meat that was poisoned
by the members of the wagon train. The indians threatened to come against
the Saints if they didn't help. The Missourians threatened to return from
California with armed troops. The Saints were currently at war with the
United States. All these things together led the Saints to throw better
judgement to the wind and assist the indians in setting up a trap to kill
the members of the wagon train. When Brigham Young was notified of the
situation he sent word that the members of the wagon train were to be left
alone. However his counsel arrived too late.
Meadows Massacre - Morris A. Shirts
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