Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows/Index/Chapter 9

Response to claims made in "Chapter 9: The Scene of Blood and Carnage"


A work by author: Will Bagley

170

Claim
  • Brigham meets with two Indian chiefs (Tutsegabit and Youngwuds) on 1 September, who then participated in the massacre.

Author's source(s)
  •  [ATTENTION!]
Response

170

Claim
  • Brigham supposedly "rewarded" Indian chief Tutsegabit for his role in the massacre by ordaining him to the priesthood.

Author's source(s)
  •  [ATTENTION!]
Response
  •  Prejudicial or loaded language: Dimmick Huntington said that Tutsegabit was ordained to "preach the gospel & baptize among the house of lsreal [sic]." [1]

170a

Claim
  • Brigham supposedly "rewarded" Indian chief Arapeen with booty from the Massacre.

Author's source(s)
  •  [ATTENTION!]
  • Compare treatment in American Massacre: p. 170.
Response

Notes


  1. Lawrence Coates, "Review of Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows," Brigham Young University Studies 31 no. 1 (January 2003), 153–. off-site