Brighams Destroying Angel Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite Chief of Utah (1904)

Brighams Destroying Angel Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite Chief of Utah (1904)[BOOKS] ⚦ Brighams Destroying Angel Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite Chief of Utah (1904) ✰ William Adams Hickman – William Adams Wild Bill Hickman 1815 –1883 was an American frontiersman He also served as a representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature Hickman was baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Lat Angel Being PDF/EPUB ë William Adams Wild Bill Hickman – was an American frontiersman He also served as a representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature Hickman was baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in by John D Lee He later served as Destroying Angel Being the Life, PDF \ a personal bodyguard for Joseph Smith and Brigham Young Hickman was reputedly a member of the Danites He was an important figure in the Utah War Hickman torched Fort Bridger and numerous supply trains of the Federal Army Hickman a practicing polygamist was excommunicated from the LDS Church in Shortly Brighams Destroying eBook Ö thereafter nine of his ten wives left him According to his autobiography Hickman's excommunication immediately followed his refusal to commit an assassination at Brigham Young's reuest Around September while under arrest for the murder of Richard Yates years earlier Hickman wrote an autobiography in which he confessed to having committed numerous murders Years later his autobiography was given to JH Beadle who published it under the sensational title Brigham's Destroying Angel Beadle writes For years I had heard of Bill Hickman Chief of the Destroying Angels Head Danite c ad 'nauseam; but like most persons Destroying Angel Being PDF ↠ unacuainted with Mormon history I regarded such matters as the creations of a fertile fancy When convinced by a longer residence in Utah that there was and had long been some kind of a secret organization dangerous to Gentile and recusant Mormons I began to examine the history of the Church carefully Our conversation need not be recorded except to say that the man impressed me with his earnestness and left me with a much better opinion of him than I had before I then agreed to take charge of his manuscript and to use his Destroying Angel Being the Life, PDF \ own language Fix it up in shape so people would understand it originally published in ; reformatted for the Kindle; may contain occasional imperfection; original spellings have been kept in place. The history you won't learn in churchGrowing up Mormon as in a lot of religions some of the less than flattering historic moments are given one of a handful of treatments1 Spun in a favorable light2 Glossed over often with a 'those were the times' excuse3 Buried denied and completely ignored as happeningThis book deals with all three but especially the last Many of the events William 'Bill' Hickman writes about are ones the Mormon church will never admit happened Even during Bill's time church leaders professed either innocence or ignorance of the orders they themselves gave A handy tactic if your orders are to kill men for no other reason than you don't like themThis book shows a different side of Brigham Young than what I learned in Sunday School A ruthless power hungry side that only a man such as Bill could portray And while Bill is far from innocent the book sheds light of the type of people who can manipulate others into doing horrendous things All the in the name of religion and their specific godAt times the reading was dry and other times hard to follow However most of the writing is from Bill's own account and his own wording which leads me to be far forgiving of the writing itselfI would highly recommend this book to those who are interested in the factual history of the Mormon church specifically after their proclaimed prophet's Joseph Smith's death Enjoyed the book The main part is a autobiographical memoir written by Bill Hickman published in 1872 This edition was originally published in 1904 and included explanatory notes and supportive information by J H Beadle Hickman's memoir was controversial portraying Brigham Young as a Godfather like figure ordering murders for the good of the church or just because the person annoyed him I read it as I would any other memoir Hickman was present at key Mormon historical events including Nauvoo Winter uarters the Exodus to Utah the extermination of the Timpanogos Indians the Utah War and the expansion of the Mormon presence throughout the Utah territory He also served as a representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature Hickman admits to murdering many men at the reuest of Brigham Young writing in an understated style that describes bludgeoning a man to death in a few sentences then continues on about horse trading close calls with Indians mining for gold exploring the Utah territory or just conversations with normal people It describes towns and places that no longer exist but written in a time when they did This is what I enjoyed most If there is a fault it's the overly brief descriptions and a lack of the overview found in history's written after the fact Beadle offers some background information in the introduction and then presents an analysis and supportive information after Hickman's memoir Beadle is less than unbiased having published several anti Mormon expose type books like Life In Utah; Or the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism I don't know what the original title of Hickmans account was but the controversial title Brigham's Avenging Angel fits the Beadle anti Mormonism genre I am sure there are better histories of the Utah Territory expansion west or Mormonism but I found this book interesting because it was written close to the time the events occurred Warning the Review Reuest page pops up after the Hickman account and before the Beadle analysis I always knew that the Mormon's were crazy and this just confirmed it I can't imagine the life Bill lived as a happy one and killing all those people mostly because he was told to is just insane I found the book rather hard to fallow and understand at times but it does shed light on life in the mid 1800's and moving west taking over land from the Native Americans Probably the First Federal Witness Protection Can In US HistoryBook Review Written November 15 2019Brigham's Destroying Angel Being the Life Confession and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman the Danite Chief of Utah By William Adams HickmanKindle Edition 108 PagesThis is the autobiography of William Adams Hickman written while he was in Federal protective custody at Fort Douglas Utah in 1871 In the autobiography Wild Bill Hickman confessed to numerous murders committed over a twenty year period while he was a member of the Danites an alleged Mormon enforcement suad More importantly he claimed that all of the murders were personally directed by the long time Church of Later Day Saints Mormon leader Brigham Young Federal law enforcement authorities at the time gave Hickman enough credence to hold off charging him with any murders so that he could be a material witness in a case they were attempting to build against Young During this time Hickman was held at Fort Douglas where he was guarded by the military because federal authorities believed he needed witness protection from a perceived threat by the Danites Nothing ever became of the case against Young Hickman who had struck a deal with federal law enforcement to testify against Young if he were ever to be brought to trial was never convicted of the crimes to which he confessed although he lived the remainder of his life as somewhat of a pariah Readers should note that Mr JH Beadle who published Hickman's autobiography included a preface and a less that flattering history of the Mormon Church in support of Wild Bill narrative obviously had a abiding dislike for Young and the Mormon Church While interesting from a historical perspective Hickman as a confessed murderer is less than a creditable witness I doubt that any case against Brigham Young would have succeeded based on Hickman's testimony without additional strong witnesses Readers interested in the early history of the Mormon Church might enjoy this book A personal memoir of an interesting Utah figureI had known all my life about Brigham Young's murdering Angel Porter Rockwell butt hadn't heard much about Hickman or what actually happened between the US Government and Mormon leaders very insightful book and fun too read An autobiographical account of the life of William Adams Hickman I found it interesting interestinglearn real mormon history learn what brigham young was up to learn how people can be lead astray by false prophets Remorseful killer