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Caroline Fraser: The Mormon Murder Case

In our November 21, 2002, issue, Caroline Fraser wrote about the Mountain Meadows Massacre, “one of the worst mass murders of civilians in US history,” in which a group of local Mormon leaders and militiamen in south Utah disguised themselves as Paiute Indians and slaughtered more than 120 emigrants in a wagon train traveling from Arkansas to California. “The central question is,” Fraser writes, “what did Brigham Young know, and when did he know it?”

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