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Mountain Meadows Massacre Continued

Host Howard Berkes continues the second part of a two part story on the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Mormon Militiamen killed over a hundred Arkansas settlers on a Southern Utah field in 1857...and now the Mormon Church is working to put the matter to rest. The Church has not accepted blame for the incident, but it has built a new monument on the site. Some descendents of both the travelers and the militiamen say the gesture is helping them come to terms with what happened a hundred and forty-seven years ago.

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