Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

August 22

The anti-Mormon play The Danites in the High Sierras premiered on this day (1877) in New York. Featuring Danites hunting the daughter of one of the men who had murdered Joseph Smith, it became one of the most successful of anti-Mormon dramas at the time. In its prime The Danites in the High Sierras even rivaled the popularity of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The author, Cincinnatus Heine Miller eventually admitted that he regretted the anti-Mormon tone. https://showlettwestbooks.secure-chrislands.com/product/30139/The-Danites-In-The-Sierras-Miller-Joaquin-Cincinnatus-Heine-Miller

Glen Nelson