Southern Utah's 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre and Its Aftermath
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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On September 11, 1857, a group of Mormon militiamen in southwest Utah coaxed a group of California-bound emigrants from the bulwark of their encircled wagons and then massacred them. The slaughter left the bodies of more than a hundred men, women, and children strewn across a highland valley called the Mountain Meadows. This course will explore the historical context of the horrific atrocity as well as the aftermath of the crime (through the 1880s) and how it shaped Utah's history. Class members will also discuss how reconciliation and healing after historic atrocities can be achieved.

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Class Sections For Southern Utah's 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre and Its Aftermath (OSHER 450)

Spring 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 03/25/2024

Class meets online via Zoom. A link will be emailed a few days before the first class begins.

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/25/24 - 04/29/24 M 5:00 pm -6:30 pm Online
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructor: BARBARA BROWN

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