Citizens of the territory of Utah

<b>Who they were:</b> A Mormon-dominated territory led by Gov. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002155" title="Brigham Young" href="/topic/arts-culture/brigham-young-PEHST002155.topic">Brigham Young</a><br>
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<b>What they did:</b> Massacred a California-bound civilian wagon train in the midst of a struggle with federal troops over control of the territory<br>
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<b>Pardoned by:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000783" title="James Buchanan" href="/topic/politics-government/james-buchanan-PEPLT000783.topic">James Buchanan</a> in 1858 in exchange for Utah's submission to federal law

( SUSAN SPANO, TPN / March 8, 2008 )

Who they were: A Mormon-dominated territory led by Gov. Brigham Young

What they did: Massacred a California-bound civilian wagon train in the midst of a struggle with federal troops over control of the territory

Pardoned by: James Buchanan in 1858 in exchange for Utah's submission to federal law

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