Federal troops came to Utah in 1857 creating great anxiety among the Mormons. The men who killed Pratt were not even from that part of the country. In 1857, when the Mountain Meadows massacre occurred, Utah and the United States were on the brink of war.Utah had only been an American territory for seven years. RichardÂ E. TurleyÂ Jr., âThe Mountain Meadows Massacre,â Ensign, Sept. 2007, 17â21. (3) I’m tempted to give motives, but that’s next week’s post! They give a whole slew of motives and reasons for why this happened. 1550-3194 (print), 2156-8049 (online) This article recounts the background and conse-quences of the Utah War of 1857–58 and comments on the power struggle that existed between Governor Osprey will be working from home from Tuesday 17th March. (2) I’m no legal expert, so I’ll take your word for it. At this point, what choices did those responsible for the attacks have? [Church Educational System manual, 2003], 368â71). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. As governor of the Utah Territory, he also directed the territoryâs militia to prepare to defend the territory. Indeed, it advocates peace and forgiveness. Is it true that Mormons sought revenge for the Haun’s Mill and Pratt’s murder? I have wondered what I would have done in those days. This atrocity is now known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Barbara Jones Brown tells about these events that led to the greatest atrocity in American history up to that point in 1857. I also teach college statistics, freelance with many television networks. So the new president concludes that he needs to send a whole new set of territorial appointees to Utah, including one to replace Brigham Young as governor and that he’s going to send federal troops with them to ensure that they are placed successfully and with no resistance from local Utahns. We also talk about the Utah beer moving off shelves as we prepare for bigger and better beer… or something like that.. We haven’t talked about it before, but the wild horse population in Utah is massive. In mid-1857, Latter-day Saint leaders heard rumors that the federal government might replace Brigham Young with a new governor of the Utah Territory, who would be backed by large numbers of federal troops. Our SP said in conference we should only put positive stuff on social media, which is very gentle, very subtle, and can be used against someone questioning muslim hate, as much as those spreading it. He did preside over the development of the fanatical toxic atmosphere that made the massacre possible and he did lie about it extensively, becoming an accomplice after the fact. In sermons to the Saints, President Young and other Church leaders described the coming troops as enemies. But the famous Pony Haslam letter, saves the day. Isaac Haight, the Cedar City mayor, militia major, and stake president, requested permission from the militia commander, who lived in the nearby settlement of Parowan, to call out the militia to confront the offenders from the wagon train. 2 quibbles/curiosities: (1) I’m no historian, but I think there would be a number of Native Americans who would disagree that Mountain Meadows was ” the greatest atrocity in American history up to that point in 1857″ even if it were reduced to the “greatest war atrocity”. The Mountain Meadows massacre was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. Saying he had not, Haight agreed to send a messenger, James Haslam, to Salt Lake City with a letter explaining the situation and asking what should be done. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. PS: I can’t stop without at least mentioning the many spin off ideas; my favorite is the question of whether the execution of John D. Lee was a sham and he escaped or not. Two days after the massacre, James Haslam arrived in Cedar City with President Youngâs message of reply, instructing the local leaders to allow the wagon train to go in peace. Led by Captains John T. Baker and Alexander Fancher, a California-bound wagon train from Arkansas camped in this valley in the late summer of 1857 during the time of the so-called Utah War. Choosing to hide our sins can bring regret and suffering.). Some council members strongly disagreed with the plan and asked Haight if he had consulted with President Brigham Young about the matter. ( Log Out / Other militiamen who carried out the massacre labored the rest of their lives under a horrible sense of guilt and recurring nightmares of what they had done and seenâ (RichardÂ E. TurleyÂ Jr., âThe Mountain Meadows Massacre,â Ensign, Sept. 2007,Â 20). Assure students that if they have started down a path of mistakes and sin, they can prevent future heartache and regret by turning to the Lord and repenting of their sins. In previous years, disagreements and miscommunication had resulted in growing tension between the Latter-day Saints and officials of the United States government. United States President James Buchanan sent approximately 2,500 troops to Salt Lake City to accompany a new governor safely to Utah and to put down what he thought was a rebellion among the Saints. How should we respond when we learn of instances when Church members have failed to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ? In 1857, when the Mountain Meadows massacre occurred, Utah and the United States were on the brink of war. (Students may identify various principles, including the following: Choosing to hide our sins can lead us to commit further sins. Foundations of the Restoration Teacher Manual, Introduction to the Foundations of the Restoration Teacher Manual (Religion 225), Lesson 3: The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, Lesson 4: The Book of MormonâKeystone of Our Religion, Lesson 5: The Restoration of the Priesthood, Lesson 7: Proclaim the Everlasting Gospel, Lesson 8: The Gathering of Latter-day Israel, Lesson 11: The Lordâs Voice in the Doctrine and Covenants, Lesson 12: Additional Scriptures in Our Day, Lesson 14: The Kirtland Temple and Priesthood Keys, Lesson 18: The Relief Society and the Church, Lesson 19: The Doctrine of Eternal Marriage and Family, Lesson 21: The Prophetic Mission of Joseph Smith, Lesson 22: The Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Lesson 24: Leaving Nauvoo and the Trek West, Lesson 25: The Utah War and the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Lesson 26: The Revelation on the Priesthood, Lesson 27: Preparing the World for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Lesson 28: Hastening the Work of Salvation, âLesson 25: The Utah War and the Mountain Meadows Massacre,â Foundations of the Restoration Teacher Manual (2015). We will see how it works out. Confrontations occurred between some members of the wagon train and some of the Latter-day Saints. Here are my reasons. House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, by Shannon A. Novak. If the emigrants were allowed to go on to California, news would spread that Latter-day Saints were responsible for the attack on the wagon train. The Mountain Meadows Massacre summary: A series of attacks was staged on the Baker-Fancher wagon train around Mountain Meadows in Utah. I find this remarkable when a few years later we are perfectly willing to throw old Briggie under the wagon on racism. One need go no further than the opposite end of the state of Utah (before accurate surveys moved the towns of Franklin and Preston from Utah to Idaho) and 6 years later to encounter the much less know Bear River massacre of hundreds of Shoshone Indians. As the Baker-Fancher train camped at Mountain Meadows, some of the residents of Cedar City and the surrounding areas determined that some action needed to be taken against the emigrants. Change ). Native Americans in Great Basin. Ask the class to follow along, looking for what we can do to develop and maintain our testimonies so that during difficult times, such as when we learn of instances when Church members have failed to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our faith will not be shaken. See: Nels Anderson, Desert Saints (1966); Juanita Brooks, Mountain Meadows Massacre (1950); Norman F. Furniss, The Mormon Conflict, 1850–59 (1960); John D. Lee, Mormonism Unveiled and Confessions of John D. Lee (1892). Many books/articles/blogs discussed. Not everyone has the same background as you, and this post is for people to whom the information is new. Wilford Woodruff, who later became President of the Church, claimed that upon re… ”. Invite the class to listen for what occurred as a result of this decision as students take turns reading aloud the handout sections titled âThe Mountain Meadows Massacreâ and âTragic Consequences.â. As preemptive damage control, they (Turley) published a short summary of the massacre in the Ensign, retreating back from so many hard fought positions over the years that had occupied my interest., it was an amazing article. It gets to the point of telling the story of the story. Isaac Haight presented the plan to attack the wagon train to a council of local leaders in the Church, community, and militia. Â© 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. During the 1850s, tension and miscommunication between Latter-day Saints and officials of the United States government led to the Utah War of 1857â58. It is a great act of civilisation to draw the line and decide that hatred ends with ourselves. .Walker-Turley-Leonard are impossible for orthodox Mormons to ignore because of their role as semi-official advocates for the church. Some of the emigrants were killed or wounded, and the remainder fought off their attackers, forcing Lee and the Indians to retreat. Learn how your comment data is processed. Were you surprised to hear Brown downplay Pratt and Haun’s Mill in the Mountain Meadows Massacre? Massacre at Mountain Meadows. Starting with the last; yes, what impinged upon my soul was sadness. In September 1857, some Latter-day Saints in southern Utah Territory and members of an emigrant wagon train on their way to California came into conflict, and the Latter-day Saints, motivated by anger and fear, planned and carried out the massacre of about 120 emigrants. (Students might mention that the Saints had been violently driven from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; many had lost valued possessions and land; and some had been killed or had died during these persecutions. This thinking turns all immigration into an invasion, and when immigration is viewed as an invasion, the threat of extremist behavior looms large. Those who planned the attacks were now caught in their deception. ( Log Out / Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. President HenryÂ B. Eyring of the First Presidency said: âThe responsibility for the [Mountain Meadows Massacre] lies with local leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the regions near Mountain Meadows who also held civic and military positions and with members of the Church acting under their direction.Â â¦, ââ¦Â The gospel of Jesus Christ that we espouse, abhors the cold-blooded killing of men, women, and children. How could those who plotted to harm the members of the wagon train have applied this principle? Doug McCormick. On September 11, 1857, one of the most horrific massacres in U.S. history occurred in Southern Utah. I had a professor at BYU who often mentioned that we are kinder when we see the “truth” about people, tying the definition of truth to the way things really are, and the things they really will be. Driving them out (as from Missouri) wasn’t sufficient. Invite a student to read 3Â Nephi 12:25 aloud. The first monument for the victims was built two years after the massacre, by Major Carleton and the U.S. Army. Although it runs deeper than that (which I’ll get to), part of his thinking appears to be that “if they do this to us, then I’ll do the same thing to them”, ignoring the fact that the victims of his crime had nothing to do with the crimes he obsessed over. Shortly before Isaac Haight sent his letter with the messenger, JohnÂ D. Lee and a group of Indians attacked the emigrant camp at a place called the Mountain Meadows. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The shirts showed grasping hands between a black and white person with the words: “You don’t fight racism with racism. Being anti gay marriage has this consequence in Aus. Thanks, Rick. The horrific crime, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a highland valley called the Mountain Meadows, roughly 35 miles southwest of Cedar City. The Mountain Meadows massacre was a mass slaughter of the Fancher-Baker emigrant wagon train at Mountain Meadows, Utah Territory, by the local Mormon militia on 11 September 1857. Barbara: Yeah. Finishing off the month of October, we bring to your our infamous Utahn segment. So you see, one atrocity leads to another, and to another, and to another, and it never ends until enough people say “enough” and the past is the past; just stop keeping score. Invite a few students to take turns reading aloud the handout section titled âAttack on the Emigrants,â and invite students to look for how Cedar City leaders continued to make sinful choices after ignoring the counsel they had received. The shooter is Australian, and for 20 years the right of politics here has been using immigration, and particularly muslim immigration, as part of their strategy for success. Before then, it had been a part of Mexico although, in practice, it was ruled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their President Brigham Young.To the U.S. Government, Young appeared to be a religious dictator of a theocratic state and Young’… Just a few months after Pratt’s death, around 100 immigrants from Arkansas were killed. There is some evidence for it. To bring a modern note up that relates to mass killings, I am also saddened by the horrible mass killing in the New Zealand mosques. They feared that the troops might expel the Saints from Utah, as they had previously been driven from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. How would you summarize the Saviorâs teaching in 3Â Nephi 12:25? Do you confess what you have done wrong and receive the consequences, or do you try to hide the sin through deception? The wagon company left town only about an hour after arriving, but some of the settlers and leaders in Cedar City wanted to pursue and punish the men who had offended them. I like to think of virtue signals but I wasn’t there so I don’t know. News of the approaching army caused some Saints to worry that such events might also occur in Utah. Novak, Shannon A., and Derinna Kopp. ââ¦Â May the God of Heaven, whose sons and daughters we all are, bless us to honor those who died here by extending to one another the pure love and spirit of forgiveness which His Only Begotten Son personifiedâ (â150th Anniversary of Mountain Meadows Massacre,â Sept.Â 11, 2007, mormonnewsroom.org/article/150th-anniversary-of-mountain-meadows-massacre). Three historians working with church records have published an official Mormon account of a 151-year-old incident that remains a PR nightmare for Mormons. So there’s these kinds of stories, these kind of rumors, some based in fact, some exaggerated that reach Washington. This massive slaughter claimed nearly everyone in the party from Arkansas and is the event referred to as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. I hope you’ll give us a brief report on the whole slew of reasons and motives proposed by participants. We focus on the only person that took the fall for the Mountain Meadows Massacre, John D Lee. Chompers, yes children of survivors do feel pain, anger and sadness. (2008). Second, the consequence of losing that objective was exaggerated. Of approximately 140 emigrants who were part of the wagon train, only 17 small children were spared. Not one of them ever said that Parley P. Pratt’s murder was a motive. Invite students to ponder how they might better build their faith on the foundation of Jesus Christ and to set a goal to do so. They are burning their supply wagons, doing everything they can to try and get the troops to be stopped on the plains that year. Some Latter-day Saints took in and cared for the emigrant children who survived the massacre. HenryÂ B. Eyring, â150th Anniversary of Mountain Meadows Massacre,â Sept.Â 11, 2007, mormonnewsroom.org/article/150th-anniversary-of-mountain-meadows-massacre. I can be reached at gospel tangents at gmail dot com Remember, this was the richest Wagon train to ever cross the plains. Enacting this plan, JohnÂ D. Lee approached the emigrants and said the militia would protect them from further attacks by guiding them safely back to Cedar City. I felt that my feelings would be incomplete without going there to see what there is to see and perhaps let any spiritual feeling impinge upon my soul. 20 years before the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 17 Mormons were killed in Haun’s Mill, Missouri. Much of the dis-ease that we see in the UK at present is about these uneasy ghosts, and indeed throughout Europe. If we could cause the sheeple of the church to read one article about the massacre, it should be this one. (They could confess what they had done and receive the consequences, or they could try to hide their crimes and sins.). “) I’m no historian, but I think there would be a number of Native Americans who would disagree that Mountain Meadows was ” the greatest atrocity in American history up to that point in 1857″ even if it were reduced to the “greatest war atrocity”. Mountain Meadows Massacre, (September 1857), in U.S. history, slaughter of a band of Arkansas emigrants passing through Utah on their way to California. We are complicit to this extent. Unfortunately history repeats itself much too often. (If you ignore that it is a coded response and we don’t know what it is responding to- because that letter was destroyed- “to save the reputation of the church.”) Don’t forget, the Paiutes played little if any role. A good start is the wiki article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_Massacre. The heightened anxiety brought on by rumors swirling about the train, the advancing federal troops, the drought that many had suffered through for the year, and the memories of violence in Missouri and Illinois all combined in an explosive atmosphere, yet the residents were unclear on what action they should tak… More. (2) “proximate cause” is a term of art in American legal jargon. Yawn, I’ve read them all. Whether the connection is Arkansas or loyalty to the federal government, the perpetrators of the Mountain Meadows massacre saw the wagon train as worthy of retribution for things that they had no part of. Barbara: A memorial from Utah’s legislature [was sent to Washington] saying, “Look, if you keep sending us federal officials that we don’t like, that we don’t agree with, we’re going to send them away. How would you summarize the choices that led to the Mountain Meadows Massacre? What I *do* know is that the forces that led to the MMM are still active in that area and it wouldn’t take a very big spark to light a new flame of war. Yep. The one point that Turley and the defenders are unwilling to concede is whether Brigham Young was largely responsible. House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. But the short answer is that the death of the many may have been to cover the death of one (which is a despicable justification, but may be the best explanation of why they were all killed.). In 1859, federal officials took custody of these children and returned them to relatives in Arkansas. I have been very impressed with the way Jacinda Ardern, the PM of NZ is using the shooting there to unite the country. Invite students to think of times when they have experienced conflict with another person or a group of people. In an attempt to prevent news from spreading that Latter-day Saints were involved in the attacks on the wagon train, Isaac Haight, JohnÂ D. Lee, and other local Church and militia leaders made a plan to kill all the remaining emigrants except for small children. To help students understand this phrase, you may want to ask a student to read aloud the following statement by Elder DavidÂ E. Sorensen of the Seventy: âThe Savior said, âAgree with thine adversary quicklyÂ â¦Â ,â thus commanding us to resolve our differences early on, lest the passions of the moment escalate into physical or emotional cruelty, and we fall captive to our angerâ (âForgiveness Will Change Bitterness to Love,â Ensign or Liahona, May 2003,Â 11). Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2008. But their bias is obvious.They end their book when the massacre ends and omit the next 20+ years of lying and investigation which paints a worse picture for higher leaders than the event. Please choose appointees that are from among us and represent our values.” Basically one legislator said it was practically a declaration of independence. Approximately 100 settlers from Arkansas were killed. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, by Will Bagley (2002) What no ones knows or has discovered is that Parley Pratt was befriended by men who were directly related to the wagon train through the Baker family. That makes it okay to massacre, lie, rape and steal?..then blame the injuns? View all posts by Rick B. This wagon train was comprised of good people who were strong Christians and celebrated the Sabbath every week, even while on their trek to California. Some members of the wagon train threatened to join the incoming government troops against the Saints. Gospel Tangents, History, LDS, Morality, Mormon, Mormon & Crime, Mormon Culture, Violence. Salt Lake City: Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, 2002. By some reports, the monument was destroyed in 1861, when Young brought an entourage to Mountain Meadows. â¦ Brother Sanders â¦ said that learning his ancestor had been killed in the massacre âdidnât affect my faith because itâs based on Jesus Christ, not on any person in the Churchââ (RichardÂ E. TurleyÂ Jr., âThe Mountain Meadows Massacre,â Ensign, Sept. 2007,Â 21). Have a student read aloud the handout section titled âEscalating the Confrontation.â, What should the Cedar City Church leaders have done when William Dame counseled them not to use the militia? What do you do that helps you build your faith on the foundation of Jesus Christ? It was, and remains, a tragedy. If you didn’t grow up in Utah, you’ve probably never heard of the Utah War. The Utah War and the Mountain Meadows Massacre Growing Tension Led to the Utah War Three years after the first Latter-day Saint pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley, the United States government organized the Utah Territory and appointed Brigham Young as the first governor over the territory. When people try to pin it on the Parley Pratt murder, I want to remind them that the wagon train had left long before Parley arrived in Arkansas. The emigrants quickly pulled their wagons into a tight circle, or corral, for protection. I was also at the Utah Jazz game Saturday night, a few days after the racial epithets hurled by fans against Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. The other man escaped and brought news to the wagon camp that white men were involved in the attacks against them. Isaac Haight asked JohnÂ D. Lee, a local Church member and militia major, to lead this attack, and the two planned to blame Indians for the deed. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. GT: Hmm. Clearly there are far too many massacres and mass shootings. Paiute Indians also suffered from being unjustly blamed for the crime. All of Europe is haunted. Tensions erupted in Cedar City, the last settlement in Utah on the route to California. The Bear River Massacre. I have Morman friends that I love and do not blame them. Really? Display a map similar to the one shown here, or draw one on the board. At one point, Cedar City militiamen became aware of two emigrant men who were outside the wagon corral. Utah had only been an American territory for seven years. However, because Salt Lake City is approximately 250 miles from Cedar City, it would require about a week of hard riding on horseback for the messenger to reach Salt Lake City and return to Cedar City with President Youngâs instructions. You can’t find a single Mormon that ever said that. MacKinnon: The Utah War and Its Mountain Meadows 133 latter campaign the Civil War was repackaged by former Confederates as the “War Between the States,” a conflict fought not to preserve chattel slavery, but rather for a higher motive—to protect a noble, agrarian way of life from the onslaught of the grasping, materialistic industrialists of the North. Explain that the choices of some Latter-day Saint leaders and settlers in southern Utah Territory led to the tragic Mountain Meadows Massacre. Barbara Jones-Brown tells about these events that led to the greatest atrocity in American history up to that point in 1857. President Young, who for years had asked the Saints to save grain, renewed his instructions so they would have food to eat if they needed to flee from the troops. We seem to never internalize the essential lessons of this chapter of our history. Enough digital electrons burned to power a small star. In 1870 they excommunicated Isaac Haight and JohnÂ D. Lee from the Church. 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