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Brigham Young's Indian Superintendency (1851-58): A Significant Microcosm Of The American Indian Experience, Wayne Miles Eckman Jan 1989

Brigham Young's Indian Superintendency (1851-58): A Significant Microcosm Of The American Indian Experience, Wayne Miles Eckman

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis provides a detailed study of Brigham Young's Indian superintendency within a framework of the federal Indian policy of his era. It focuses on Brigham Young's personal challenges and successes in instituting a conciliatory policy with the natives of the Great Basin. Experience taught Brigham Young that it was "cheaper to feed the Indians than to fight them." Brigham Young pursued his policy in spite of opposition from some Mormon constituents until finally his determination overruled pleas to forcibly remove the Indians from their lands.

Another important emphasis of the thesis is the personal interaction between Brigahm ...


A Pale Reflection: American Indian Images In Mormon Arts, P. Jane Hafen Jan 1984

A Pale Reflection: American Indian Images In Mormon Arts, P. Jane Hafen

Theses and Dissertations

American Indians in Mormon arts suffer from the imposition of the white man's traditional ideas, images and stereotypes. An examination of Mormon literature since 1941, Mormon hymns and music, and Mormon visual arts reveals little consideration of Native American values: tribal affiliation, significance of place and community, myth and ritual. While the mainstream of American art has incorporated Native American values into Indian representations, and even found a place for Native American artists, Mormon arts adhere to historical misinterpretations, despite a number of fine Mormon Native American artists.


Origin And Development Of The San Juan Mission In Southeastern Utah In Its Work With Indian People (Principally Since 1940), Lyle S. Heinz Jan 1976

Origin And Development Of The San Juan Mission In Southeastern Utah In Its Work With Indian People (Principally Since 1940), Lyle S. Heinz

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to present the origin and development of the San Juan Mission in southeastern Utah in its work with Indian people, principally since 1940. One of the responsibilities of the San Juan Mission was to teach the Indian people the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also the purpose of this study to show what has been accomplished in regard to the original call and also determine what remains to be completed. The history of the San Juan Mission has been indexed under the following chapter headings: Introduction to San Juan and the Call ...


A Study Of The Influence Of The Mormon Church On The Catawba Indians Of South Carolina 1882-1975, Jerry D. Lee Jan 1976

A Study Of The Influence Of The Mormon Church On The Catawba Indians Of South Carolina 1882-1975, Jerry D. Lee

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to discuss the origin and development of the Southern States Mission of the Mormon Church as it relates to the Catawba Indians of York County. The primary purpose of this relationship was to teach the Indian people the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also the purpose of this study to show the significance of the change in the Catawba society resulting from this mission. From the time the first Mormon missionaries came into contact with the Catawbas, their lives have been deeply influenced by the teachings of the LDS Church. Every aspect ...


Zadok Knapp Judd: Soldier, Colonizer, Missionary To The Lamanites, Derrel Wesley Judd Jan 1968

Zadok Knapp Judd: Soldier, Colonizer, Missionary To The Lamanites, Derrel Wesley Judd

Theses and Dissertations

Zadok's membership in the church directed the course of his life, and he contributed to the success of those movements of the church in which he participated.


A Study Of Indian Enrollments In The United States To Determine The Possibilities Of Establishing Indian Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Marion N. Davidson Jan 1964

A Study Of Indian Enrollments In The United States To Determine The Possibilities Of Establishing Indian Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Marion N. Davidson

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to locate public, federal, and parochial schools in the United States that have an enrollment of twenty-five or more Indian students. This will help determine the possibilities of establishing LDS Indian seminaries as Church membership increases among the Indians.

Answers to the following questions were sought:
1. Where are the federal boarding schools, day schools and dormitories located?
2. Where are public schools located that have an Indian enrollment of twenty-five or more?
3.Do parochial schools indicate where Indian populations are concentrated?
4. What is the total 1963-64 Indian enrollment in public, federal ...