Ran across a few old news items that reminded me of church history:
26 Sept 2008: Socio-Economic-Religious Background to Conflict
12 April 2009: "Dignity", Refugees, Problematic Peace Committees
These are more or less current events in rural Orissa, one of India's less developed and modernized areas. I'm reminded of several of the social and economic factors that may have informed the Missouri conflict. The way Laxmananda Saraswati's assassination was immediately blamed on Christians reminds me of how the 1842 assassination attempt on Boggs was immediately blamed on Mormons.
I'm not saying the two conflicts are the same, of course, but maybe looking at one now can help us think about what things might have been like then.
How resonant are Orissa conflicts with Mormon/Missourian ones in the 1830s?