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Brigham Young, the Quorum of the Twelve, and the Latter-Day Saint Investigation of the Mountain Meadows Massacre : Arrington Lecture No. Twelve
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ISBN: 0874216974 Year: 2006 Publisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press,

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On September 11, 1857, a wagon train of emigrants passing through the Utah Territory on their way to California were massacred at Mountain Meadows. Although today's historians agree that the principal perpetrators were members of the Mormon militia in southern Utah, how much the central Mormon leadership, especially Brigham Young at the top, knew about the massacre, when and how they learned about it, and the extent of a cover up afterward are still matters of controversy and debate.In this 12th volume of the Arrington Lecture Series, Thomas Alexander (Lemuel Redd Professor of

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