Book Discussion on American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows

Ms. Denton talked about her book American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, published by Knopf. The book… read more

Ms. Denton talked about her book American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857, published by Knopf. The book reopens the controversy over an attack in Utah on Arkansas pioneers in which 140 men, women, and children were slaughtered. She said that Mormon Church leaders blamed the attack on a group of local Indians, and that John Lee, a Mormon, was eventually executed for his role in the massacre. Ms. Denton contended that the ultimate responsibility rested with Mormon Church leader Brigham Young. Ms. Denton read from her book, explained why she decided to write it, and answered questions from the audience. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

More Videos From

Book Discussion on [American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows]

Clips from This Video

More information about

Book Discussion on American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows

90 Views
Program ID:
170463-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Logan, Utah, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 2003
Last Aired:
Sep 20, 2003

Airing Details

  • Jul 19, 2003 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2003 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2003 | 4:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2003 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 20, 2003 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:55:20
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:55:20
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart