Group opposes tribal ceremony at massacre site

Descendants of a massacre originally blamed on Indians say they oppose a tribal ceremony at Mountain Meadows.

The Mountain Meadows Association said its members were never asked about the planned event. But even if they were, the group said they would not have supported it.

Tribal members plan on holding the ceremony anyway. It will mark the 147th anniversary of an attack on about 120 Arkansas settlers who were traveling through Utah. The ceremony starts September 7 and runs through September 11.

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Descendants of massacre victims oppose ceremony (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/31)

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