The Utah War and Its Mountain Meadows Massacre : Lessons Learned, Surprises Encountered
Mormon Historical Studies
This article was originally given at an LDS stake center in Norman, Oklahoma, October 17, 2008. Richard Turley was present at the meeting. William P. MacKinnon discusses the Utah War, which he feels was a little-known incident outside of Utah history. He presents some of the conditions that led up to the event, the personalities involved, and some of the results from the conclusion of the "war," which he feels linger to this day in the form of the western "sagebrush rebellion." He finds both Brigham Young and James Buchanan blundered and were accountable for the Utah War.