Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and children, were taken. Amidst this, two young lovers-to-be, one a Mormon and the other one of the doomed settlers from Arkansas, develop a relationship in an atmosphere of suspicion and rancor.Written by
The execution of John D. Lee was actually quite accurate. He was the only participant in the massacre that was ever tried, and after two trials, he was convicted. The army took him out to the massacre sight on March 23, 1877 (nearly twenty years after the event occurred), and then ordered a firing squad to execute him. His body was buried several miles away from the massacre site. See more »
Contrary to what is stated by "Brigham Young" in the film, Joseph Smith never claimed to be a "god on Earth", nor did Brigham Young, nor were they considered such by any of their followers. See more »
Before I even opened the comments page for this film, I was certain I'd find dozens of posts filled with alibis and distortions aimed at exonerating the Mormons of any complicity in the Mountain Meadows massacre. I was not wrong. There were even a few "reviews" (sic) that leaned heavily towards blaming the victims for the crime! Even the one-line summary on the first page was biased: "Plot Outline: A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group." "Renegade" Mormon group? Not according to every legitimate historical account of the incident.
It appears that "September Dawn" will be the latest "Passion of the Christ", with Mormons going ballistic over every detail.
Hasn't anyone ever heard of accepting responsibility? Why is it deemed necessary that every founding member of every faith be 100% saintly? A terrible act was committed a long time ago. Admit it, deal with it, and move on.
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