February 9, 2017

Special Edition Episode 39 – More-mon Conquest with Christopher Smith

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On this episode, we invite Christopher Smith on for a follow-up of our last conversation. In order to be historically accurate, it’s important to take every possible opportunity to learn from historians and scholars. We discuss the proper terminology to use when analyzing Mormon colonization of Utah by getting into the nitty gritty of what constitutes battle and conquest as opposed to genocide. In retrospect, genocide does seem like an overly- sensationalized description of these fairly standard settler vs. Native conflicts throughout frontier America.

Captain Fearnought’s white wool mountain-man coat
Chris Smith South Park video
Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff
Worlds Without End blog

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