Book Review

D. Robert Carter's Founding Fort Utah

Founding Fort Utah by D. Robert Carter, he is an excellent writer, clean, clear, and to the point. But I am most impressed by his accuracy of the event and, most importantly, the respectful way he has portrayed the indigenous people of Utah. Rather than assuming Timpanogos's point of view, he indicates he doesn't know with honesty. Reading a historian's account without all the platitudes, omissions, and half-truths has been refreshing. He has been very respectful and balanced in his depictions. For these reasons, I highly recommend Mr. Carter's book to anyone who wants to know what happened at Fort Utah in 1850. I think history should be written and taught in our schools. But, had Mr. Carter taken the time to ask the Timpanogos what their side of the story is, his account would have been all the more complete. - Phillip B Gottfredson

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