The Mormon Mountain Meadow Massacre

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  • Created on: 04-03-20 16:35

Brigham Young was successfully leading Utah but it was not yet a state. The mormons were prospering but there were many non mormons (gentiles) who were unhappy with the Mormon beliefs and actions.

  • Travellers on Oregon trails claimed the Mormons charged too high prices for supplies.
  • The Mormons were rumoured to have been allying with the plains Indians and even converting some to their cause.
  • There were whisperings of a plot to kill many gentiles in an attack by the Mormons and Indians.
  • The Mormons were praticing Polygamy which was illegal and clashed with conventional christian beliefs.
  • Some thought the state was a theocracy (A state ruled


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