New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1976. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #40797
In September, 1857, a large and prosperous group of emigrants, the Fancher Party, was passing through the territory of Utah on its way to California. At Mountain Madows, where they had stopped to rest and to water and feeed their stock, they were ambushed and tricked into surrendering. More than 120 men, women, and children were then cold-bloodedly murdered by Indians and members of the Mormon church. 317 pages. Fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with several tiny closed tears.