Volume 47:3 (2008)

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BYU Studies volume 47, number 3, is a special issue pertaining to the Mountain Meadows massacre, which took place in southern Utah in 1857. Guest editors Richard E. Turley Jr. and Ronald W. Walker include selections of important documents about the massacre: in 1892, historian Andrew Jenson interviewed Utahns who had information about the massacre. Interviews of Mary S. Campbell, Mary H. White, Ellott Willden, William Barton, Samuel Knight, Richard S. Robinson, and David W. Tullis are included in this issue. The second group of documents was the property of David H. Morris, an attorney living in St. George, Utah. He collected affidavits and statements about the massacre from long time residents as he contact with them in other dealings. Letters from John W. Judd and J. G. Sutherland and statements from Samuel Knight and Nephi Johnson are included.

The complete collections of documents appear in the book Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Andrew Jensen and David H. Morris Collections. This book accompanies the book Massacre at Mountain Meadows, by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Glen M. Leonard, which provides a narrative of the 1857 events.

This issue also includes two articles about issues (problems with sources and dealing with violence) related to the massacre. Reviews of Massacre at Mountain Meadows and House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre also are included.

 
Table of Contents - Volume 47:3 (2008)

Introduction
Title Author Pages
Guest Editors' Introduction Richard E. Turley Jr., Ronald W. Walker 5
Editorial Procedures BYU Studies Staff 7

Andrew Jenson Collection
Title Author Pages
The Andrew Jenson Collection Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. 8
Selections from the Andrew Jenson Collection BYU Studies Staff 45
Mary S. Campbell BYU Studies Staff 46
Mary H. White BYU Studies Staff 54
Corrections to Bancroft History BYU Studies Staff 58
Ellott Willden BYU Studies Staff 78
William Barton BYU Studies Staff 96
Samuel Knight BYU Studies Staff 102
Richard S. Robinson BYU Studies Staff 106
David W. Tullis BYU Studies Staff 108

David H. Morris Collection
Title Author Pages
The David H. Morris Collection Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. 110
Selections from the David H. Morris Collection BYU Studies Staff 131
Joseph Anderson Memorandum BYU Studies Staff 132
John W. Judd Letter BYU Studies Staff 133
J. G. Sutherland Letter BYU Studies Staff 135
Samuel Knight Statement BYU Studies Staff 136
Nephi Johnson 1908 Statement BYU Studies Staff 138

Articles
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Problems with Mountain Meadows Massacre Sources Richard E. Turley Jr. 142
Mormon Memories and the Tragedy at Mountain Meadows Ronald W. Walker 158

Book Reviews
Title Author Pages
Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., Glen M. Leonard, Brian Q. Cannon 169
Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., Glen M. Leonard, Jared Farmer 175
House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre Shannon A. Novak, Joel C. Janetski 180

Notes and Comments
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Acknowledgments and Photo Credits BYU Studies Staff 184