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1959

Theses and Dissertations

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Indigenous Studies

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Mormon Indian Missions - 1855, Wesley R. Law Jan 1959

Mormon Indian Missions - 1855, Wesley R. Law

Theses and Dissertations

Due to the L.D.S. philosophy concerning the origin and destiny of the American Indians, Brigham Young felt the gospel should be taught to the various Indian tribes. Thus, at the spring semi-annual conference of the Church in 1855, a number of men were called as missionaries and assigned to establish five Indian missions. Four of these, Elk Mountain, Las Vegas, White Mountain, and Salmon River, were in or near the Utah-Idaho region and the fifth was in the Indian Territory.