Photos From a Notorious 1953 Raid on a Polygamist Arizona Town

Two girls stand with their mother as she is questioned by an officer and Arizona Attorney General Ross Jones after the 1953 Short Creek raid.
History
'50s
Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

LIFE.com offers a series of photos — most of which never ran in LIFE — made by photographer Loomis Dean during a badly botched government attempt to stamp out a small religious community in 1953 Arizona. Read More

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