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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"On Sunday 9 April 1865, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of Wilmer McLean’s brick home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to negotiate the conclusion of the Civil War. That same day, far to the west, a handful of Mormons and northern Utes met in the central Utah town of Manti in an attempt to achieve a peace of their own. Unlike the negotiations at A...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 26th 1999 by University of Utah Press
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Kevin Gardner
As Peterson asserts this is a lost history both within the intermountain region and nationally as well. Peterson uses primary and secondary sources, including Utah territorial records, Bureau of Indian Affairs sources, and LDS Church archives. Peterson shows possible sources of the Mormon and Native American violence along with establishing who some of the lessor known perpetrators on both sides of the conflict are the roles they played. Peterson takes some risks in showing Brigham Young’s role...more
John E
This could have been a great book if it was only half the size. It reads like the Ph.D. dissertation it is -- it could have used a hard nosed editor. It was an interesting study of cultural clash: the Mormons called it a war while the Utes called it hunting on their traditional hunting lands. It shows the limitations that leaders, even powerful ones like Brigham Young, have over their followers when it comes to "cattle russling" and men with guns.
Scott Whitney
Well written and informative this book strives for a balanced look at this conflict. The book is not written by a member of the LDS church and is critical of it in many ways. It also does not fit into the everything was rosy in the church problem that many books written by church members would. The author also seems to truly dislike my family, Ivie, in this book as many of my ancestors were cast in a bad light, maybe that was a good thing too.
This is an awesome book about a particular time in Utah history. I know the Author. He's a really good friend of mine. And very knowledgeable about Utah and LDS History. I recommend this book to anyone who is into history.
Marvelous nonfiction about a time in Mormon history that we don't usually learn about. Brigham Young emerges as the definite hero in this history. Extremely well researched and insightful.
Great book on a part of "unknown" Utah history.
diggety dank!
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