Posts Tagged ‘john d. lee’
This is a rebroadcast of a partnership interview recorded in 2014 with Mormon Expression and the FMH podcast. Lindsay and panelists discuss the events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Please enjoy this episode in conjunction with episode 113.
Join Lindsay as she discusses the fantastic and gruesome autobiography of the youngest wife of John D. Lee, Ann Gordge. This episode contains strong themes of violence and listener discretion is advised.Links mentioned in this podcast:
Join Lindsay as she talks about Emma Batchelor Lee French, a favorite wife of John D. Lee of Mountain Meadows Massacre fame.Links mentioned in this podcast:
Excerpt from Emma Lee:
- Will Bagley’s: “ONE LONG FUNERAL MARCH”: A REVISIONIST’S VIEW OF THE MORMON HANDCART DISASTERS
- Courageous Emma Lee Endured Many Hardships in Pioneer Utah
- Emma Lee by Juanita Brooks
- John D. Lee family site
When the soldiers arrived about noon the next day, the commanding officer didn’t seem surprised to find John absent. The captain just shook his head and asked the three of us who were outside if we knew why the army wanted to arrest our husband. When we didn’t answer, he said, “John D. Lee is a murderer.” He went on to tell us that John’s Mormon Militia and Indian allies had slaughtered over 120 unarmed men, women and children. He said they had killed almost everyone in a wagon train that was passing through southern Utah on the way to California. He asked us if we were proud of the way John had participated in the bloodbath at Mountain Meadows, and of the way the head of our household and his cohorts had slaughtered everyone except the tiniest of their children. . . . That was it. I couldn’t listen to any more of the government man’s hateful lies. I turned and made my way down to the creek as fast as my pregnant belly would allow. When I got there, I bent over and splashed water on my face over and over again. I wanted the water to wash away the memory of what I had just heard. But it didn’t. My distress turned into dizziness, which made me fall on a jagged rock and bruise my unborn baby. John came back and comforted me after I gave birth to a stillborn son a month later.
Join Lindsay as she discusses interesting Southern Utah communities that practiced plural marriage including Orderville and the United Order, Santa Clara and Cedar City. TW: This post contains strong themes of violence. Links mentioned in this post:
- Leonard J. Arrington’s Book, Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints
- Mormon Polygamous Families, Life in the Principle by Jesse Embry
- John A. Peterson, “Warren Stone Snow, a man in between : the biography of a Mormon defender,” Master’s Thesis, BYU (1985) 112.
- Deseret News Article Mentioning Henry Jones
- The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn
- John D. Lee’s Confession in MORMONISM UNVEILED, or THE LIFE AND CONFESSIONS of the Late Mormon Bishop JOHN D. LEE