Wild Bill Hickman and the Mormon Frontier by Hope A. Hilton (PB 1988)
Content Description: A "Mormon mountain man" is in many ways a contradiction in terms. Although William Adams Hickman (1815-83) was a trusted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), husband to ten plural wives, including an Indian squaw, father to thirty-five children, and one of Utah's earliest lawmen, he was also an independent, rough, undisciplined mountain man and outlaw. Hickman's loyalty to the Mormon church and its leaders continued until 1863, thirteen years after his arrival in the Great Salt Lake Valley, when he accepted employment with the United States government. Earlier he had served his church as one of the most valuable, effective Mormon guerillas harassing federal troops during the 1857-1858 Utah War. But after he took a position as a federal Indian guide, Mormon Church leaders viewed him as a renegade church "spy" no longer worthy of their support and friendship.
Condition Description: Good, minimal cover wear, pages are undamaged with no highlighting, no underlining, no writing in margins, and no missing pages. Book has 17 chapters, an epilogue, an appendix, a bibliography, and an index. Book has black/white photographs and maps.
Publisher: Signature Books
Number of Pages: 162
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1/2"
Country of Manufacture: USA