Fame Meets Infamy : The Powell Survey and Mountain Meadows Participants, 1870-1873
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Historical Society
The article discusses a series of expeditions to Mormon settlements on the Paria River and Kanab Creek in Utah between 1870 and 1873 undertaken by the late U.S. surveyor and explorer John Wesley Powell. The article states that Powell's 1870 expedition was led by the late Mormon leader Brigham Young. According to the article, the expeditions included the late John D. Lee and William Dame, who had participated in what was known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, in addition to the late Jacob Hamblin, who witnessed the massacre. The article discusses meetings with Navajo Native Americans and Mormons, the work of the expedition, and Mormon evangelizing.