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Season 3 Episode 15 The Mountain Meadows Massacre


The story of the Mountain Meadows massacre.


In our last episodes of History of the Saints we set the stage for the Utah War. President James Buchanan sent a federal force to Utah to put down a supposed rebellion. The Latter-day Saints in Utah learned of this force but were unclear of that army’s intentions. Governor Young therefore declared martial law and the people prepared for the worst. It was into this emotionally charged environment that the Baker-Fancher party, a large group of overland emigrants bound for California, entered the territory


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