MOORE, BETH S.
Title Bones In The Well. The Haun's Mill Massacre, 1838.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012.
Seller ID 82115X1
Documentary accounts of this pivotal event in Latter-day Saint history. The massacre at Haun's Mill is a defining moment in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormons had come to Missouri at the urging of their prophet, Joseph Smith, but found themselves at odds with the original settlers. On October 7, 1838, Governor Lillburn Boggs ordered: "The Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the state." On October 30, 1838, Missouri militia attacked the small Mormon settlement at Haun's Mill on Shoal Creek, killing and wounding dozens. Gathered in this new work are eyewitness testimonies—heart-rending and vivid—of the massacre and its aftermath by those who were on the scene. Beth Shumway Moore graduated from the University of Utah with both a Bachelor and Master's degree in education, and taught in elementary school for 30 years in Layton, Utah. Since retirement, she has focused on writing, publishing articles, short stories, and one novel, Mormon Reflections: The Path to Mountain Meadows, that received the League of Utah Writers first place award. She co-authored Legends of the Chiefs, a nonfiction book, with her American Indian friend, Blackhawk Walters.
(Key Words: Beth S. Moore, United States History, Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Haun's Mill Massacre, 1838).