New book on Mormon-led massacre opens old wounds
Friday September 12, 2008 Mormonism/Mormon Church
On Sept. 11, 1857, Mormon militiamen led the slaughter of 120 men, women and children on wagon train bound for California in an incident known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
For years, Mormon church officials downplayed the role Mormons played in the mass killing.
Now a new book lays the blame largely on Southern Utah church and militia leaders.