American Massacre

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American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
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Author Sally Denton
Country United States
Language English
Subject Mountain Meadows massacre
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Knopf (Hardcover)
Vintage (Paperback)
Publication date
June 17, 2003 (Hardcover)
September 14, 2004 (Paperback)
Media type Print (Hardcover) & (Paperback)
Pages 336
ISBN 0-375-41208-5

American Massacre: The Tragedy At Mountain Meadows, September 1857 [1] is a historical account of the Mountain Meadows massacre, the murder of 140 [2] members of a California bound wagon train and the plundering of their possessions in Southern Utah Territory written by investigative reporter and author Sally Denton.[3]


2003 New York Times Nonfiction Notable Book [4]

2004 Western Heritage Award Literary Winner for Outstanding Nonfiction Book [5]


  1. ^ Rasmussen 2003
  2. ^ Sally Denton (2003). American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadowns, September 1857 (New York: Vintage Books, ISBN 0-375-72636-5) p. 136
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  4. ^ "Notable Books". The New York Times. December 7, 2003. 
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  1. Rasmussen, Cecilia (June 29, 2003), "A Shameful Chapter in Mormon History", Los Angeles Times 
  2. Bain, David (September 7, 2003), "The Great Utah Mystery", New York Times .

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