In Search Of History: The Mormon Rebellion
In 1857, 120 men, women, and children were brutally murdered in the bloodiest attack on a wagon train in the history of the American West. They were victims of a holy war that has almost been forgotten - a war incited by the formation of a new religious movement: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Mormon Rebellion traces the tumultuous history of the Mormon movement, focusing in particular on the bitter conflict between members of the fledgling religion and their suspicious contemporaries. The Mormons' search for Zion - a place of refuge on earth - would drive them further and further westward, eventually as far as the Great Salt lake. Even here, though, they could not escape hostility, which culminated in the Mormons' infamous revolt against aggressors.
Join History for a penetrating inquiry into one of America's deadliest confrontations between church and state.