Speaker: William Shepard

Violence on the Mormon Frontier: Fact or Fiction?

Violence on the Mormon Frontier: Fact or Fiction? Elder Bruce R. McConkie insisted: ‘There is not one historical instance of so-called blood atonement in this dispensation,” yet recent researchers have concluded that Brigham Young’s support of “holy murder” helped create a “culture of violence” that promoted crimes ranging from individual murders to massacres. The Encyclopedia …

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