The Flight of the Doves from Utah Mormonism to California Mormonism
Launius, Roger D.,Thatcher, Linda
Differing Visions : Dissenters in Mormon History
University of Illinois Press
After Smith's assasination, several people sought control of the Mormon church. James and George Dove were such people. Against polygamy, they felt that the Church's new leaders had lost authority. They thus left Mormonism and helped to establish the Morrisite faith. James Dove was chosen to lead the Carson Valley branch of this church and eventually aliened himself with the U. S. government against the Mormons.