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By William R Sanford

Angry mobs had pressured Brigham younger and his fellow Mormons out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. As chief of the Mormon Church, younger wanted a secure position for his fans to reside and worship freely. So with greater than 5,000 Mormon settlers, younger crossed prairies, climbed mountains, and overcame complication to arrive his Promised Land—an unsettled quarter close to the nice Salt Lake of Utah. often referred to as the "American Moses," authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly discover the superb lifetime of this nice pioneer.

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This illustration depicts the Mountain Meadows massacre, in which a force of Mormons and Ute warriors killed 120 settlers. The dispatch arrived too late. On September 11, a force of Mormons and Ute warriors attacked the wagon train. When the Mountain Meadows massacre ended, 120 men, women, and children lay dead. Only seventeen small children survived. Brigham wept when he heard the terrible news. Did he know the depth of his militia’s involvement? No one knows. To protect his people, he laid the blame on the Ute.

Brigham also worked to turn the vast region he called Deseret into a state. , his quest became tangled in the dispute over slavery. Should Deseret be slave or free? The North and South could not agree. The Compromise of 1850 gave a short-lived answer. The bill set up a new and smaller Utah Territory. President Millard Fillmore named Brigham as governor. The new role gave Brigham a chance to develop Utah’s resources. He urged Mormons to produce iron, lead, wool, and sugar beets. Held back by outdated methods, none of the projects was a long-term success.

As leader of the Mormon Church, Young needed a safe place for his followers to live and worship freely. So with more than 5,000 Mormon settlers, Young crossed prairies, climbed mountains, and overcame hardship to reach his Promised Land—an unsettled region near the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Sometimes called the “American Moses,” authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green explore the amazing life of this great pioneer. About the Author William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green are the authors of more than one hundred books for young people.

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