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By March 1, 2009

For those of you out there who just can’t get enough, and I know there are a lot of you…

The UVU Religious Studies Program and
Happenings in Humanities present

Perspectives on a Massacre
A Panel Discussion on Mountain Meadows

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Lakeview Room, UVU Library (fourth floor)
7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Mountain Meadows Massacre is among the most tragic events in Utah and Mormon history. On September 11, 1857, over one hundred California-bound emigrants were killed by Mormon settlers near Cedar City, Utah with the aid of local Indians. Events surrounding the massacre have been among the most hotly debated topics among scholars, church leaders, and descendents of the victims and perpetrators. The UVU Religious Studies Program and Happenings in Humanities are bringing together scholars from various perspectives to address public interest and to promote civil dialogue.

Panel Participants

Richard E. Turley, Jr.
Assistant Church Historian and Recorder, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Co-author of Massacre at Mountain Meadows (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Will Bagley
Independent historian and columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune
Author of Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows (University of Oklahoma
Press, 2004)

Forrest Cuch
Executive Director, Utah Division of Indian Affairs
Editor of A History of Utah?s American Indians (University of California Press, 2000).

Moderated by Alex Caldiero, Poet and Scholar in Residence,
UVU Department of Philosophy and Humanities

UVU Religious Studies Program
UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Utah Democracy Project, Center for the Study of Ethics

for more information, contact
Alex Caldiero at or (801) 863-8038 or Brian Birch at or (801) 863-8759

Article filed under Miscellaneous


  1. Has Bagley and one of the authors of the new MMM book been on a panel together before, or is this a first?

    Comment by the narrator — March 1, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  2. Does Bagley still describe himself as a Salt Lake Tribune columnist? I haven’t seen anything by him for what? five years?

    Comment by curious — March 1, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

  3. No, I do not describe myself as a Tribune columnist and can’t stop people who do. Here’s how I currently describe myself:

    Will Bagley is the author and editor of more than a dozen books about the American West. A native of Utah, he has worked as a newspaper columnist, carpenter, country musician, technical writer, and independent historian. He has appeared in more than a dozen documentary films, including the American Experience episode of ?The Mormons? on PBS. Mr. Bagley?s latest book is Always a Cowboy: Judge Wilson McCarthy and the Rescue of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, which deals in part with the liquidity crisis of 1932. He is best known for Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, which won the Western History Association?s Caughey Book Prize for the year?s most distinguished book. He has made presentations to hundreds of audiences from Utah to California to Sicily and to organizations as varied as Oregon-California Trails Association, the San Francisco Westerners , the Communal Studies Association, and the Utah Opera Guild. Mr. Bagley currently is a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the University of Utah.

    Comment by Will Bagley — March 4, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

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