Criticism of Mormonism/Books/Under the Banner of Heaven/Chapter 18

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Response to claims made in "Chapter 18: For Water Will Not Do"

A FairMormon Analysis of: Under the Banner of Heaven, a work by author: Jon Krakauer

Response to claims made in Under the Banner of Heaven, "Chapter 18: For Water Will Not Do"

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Response to claim: 221 - The author claims that William Aden was killed on 10 September 1857 in relation to the Mountain Meadows Massacre

The author(s) of Under the Banner of Heaven make(s) the following claim:

William Aden was killed on 10 September 1857.

FairMormon Response

Fact checking results: This claim is false

Aden was killed 2-3 days before the massacre. [1]


Response to claim: 221n - The author claims that Brigham Young's letter instructing the Mormons to leave the immigrants alone didn't appear until decades later and that there is question about its provenance and authenticity

The author(s) of Under the Banner of Heaven make(s) the following claim:

Brigham Young's letter instructing the Mormons to leave the immigrants alone didn't appear until decades later; there is question about its provenance and authenticity.

FairMormon Response

Fact checking results: This claim is false

Notes

  1. ↑ Craig L. Foster, "Doing Violence to Journalistic Integrity (Review of: "Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of a Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer)," FARMS Review 16/1 (2004): 149–174. off-site