The Women of Mountain Meadows

The Women of Mountain Meadows This paper will look at the most terrible event in Utah history and the women whose lives it touched, including Caroline Knight, Eleanor McLean Pratt, Nancy Huff Cates, Ann Gordge Lee, Sarah Dulap Lynch, and Juanita Brooks. Through their eyes we see how the massacre of 120 innocent men, women, and children haunted both the survivors and the perpetrators until the middle of the twentieth century. This “awful tale of blood” continues to arouse the passions of the heirs of both the murderers and the murdered. For the ghosts of Mountain Meadows, the past remains an open book.

Will Bagley