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Juanita Brooks

The little girl of Mormon pioneers, she bravely researched a dark chapter of her people’s history in preparation for the publication of her 1950 work, The Hill Meadows Massacre. Her various other published works consist of Over the ragged advantage: THE LIFE SPAN and Situations of Dudley Leavitt (1973) and On the Mormon Frontier: The Journal of Hosea Stout (1964). She went to both Brigham Teen School and Columbia School. After finishing her teaching profession to start a family group, she committed herself to the study of Mormon pioneer lifestyle. She blamed the well-known Hill Meadows Massacre, that John D. Lee was performed, on Mormon head Brigham Teen. She wedded Will Brooks, a widower and dad of four, in 1933. Jointly, they had yet another little girl and three even more sons. The Mormon Cathedral discouraged her analysis into Brigham Young’s participation in the Hill Meadows Massacre.

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