GUARDING AGAINST THE OBLITERATION OF REVEALING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HIS FAMILY AND WAGON TRAIN AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE.
BILLY: GUARDING AGAINST THE OBLITERATION OF HIS CLAN OF THE Suhuh’vawdutseng PAIUTE INDIANS.
THE DESTROYING ANGEL: GUARDING AGAINST THE MORMON CHURCH’S ROLE IN MOUNTAIN MEADOWS FROM EVER BEING REVEALED.
This is a historical novel, that is, fiction. While most of the names in the novel were real people contemporary to the times, all statements to the main fictional characters, and all interactions with them, are, of course, fiction as well. Even though such statements or actions represent the mood, milieu, and ideas of the time as combed from interviews with and legends of the Paiutes, historical records, newspapers, diaries of trips across the plains, etc. Therefore no inference can or should be made about the character or actions of any specific person or organization in the book. However, where real names of people, wagon train companies, Church, etc. are written about, the things which ultimately happened to them are real events. Here also, however, many of the circumstances leading up to real events themselves were created by the author to reflect as accurately as possible his view of how and why the events happened.
The fictional characters are: the Jesse Basham family; Trace Stanton; Billy’s family of Paiute; Abraham Madison, and Nancy Madison Greer. However, even each of these are based on real people or are a conglomerate of the types of things endured by real people during the period covered by the novel.
All items covered in the Epilogue are real and historical.