Ballads of the Mountain Meadow Massacre, Part 2

In my last post, I looked at how – through music – people tried to make sense of the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857, in which a group of Mormon militiamen deceived and murdered 120 members of the Baker-Fancher wagon train on its way to California. In the aftermath, … → read more

Ballads of the Mountain Meadow Massacre

In September of 1857, in a meadow about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, a group of Mormon militiamen murdered 120 people. The victims were members of the Baker-Fancher wagon train, making their way from Arkansas to California. All adults in the emigrant party were massacred, along with 37 … → read more