Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows/Chapter 6

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Response to claims made in "Chapter 6: We Are American Citizens and Shall Not Move"

A FairMormon Analysis of: Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, a work by author: Will Bagley

Response to claims made in Blood of the Prophets, "Chapter 6: We Are American Citizens and Shall Not Move"

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Response to claim: 99 - The author claims that all information about the "emigrants' conduct came from men involved in their murder or cover-up"

The author(s) of Blood of the Prophets make(s) the following claim:

 Author's quote: ...[A]ll information about the emigrants' conduct came from men involved in their murder or cover-up....

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Response to claim: 101 - Mormons in American Fork refused to trade with the Fancher party

The author(s) of Blood of the Prophets make(s) the following claim:

Mormons in American Fork refused to trade with the Fancher party.

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117 and others

The author(s) of Blood of the Prophets make(s) the following claim:

The author frequently refers to dubious, anonymous, or folklore evidence without much skepticism.

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Response to claim: 119-120 - Account of William Hawley regarding the Mountain Meadows Massacre

The author(s) of Blood of the Prophets make(s) the following claim:

Account of William Hawley

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Response to claim: 121 - The author claims that Mountain Meadows was known among the Mormons as "a preferred location for the quiet execution of unpleasant tasks"

The author(s) of Blood of the Prophets make(s) the following claim:

The author claims that Mountain Meadows was known among the Mormons as "a preferred location for the quiet execution of unpleasant tasks."

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Fact checking results: This claim contains propaganda and/or spin - The author, or the author's source, is providing information or ideas in a slanted way in order to instill a particular attitude or response in the reader





  • Compare treatment in American Massacre: p. 129.

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