On leaving Omaha, it passes along the left bank of the Platte River as far as the junction of its northern branch, follows its southern branch, crosses the Laramie territory and the Wahsatch Mountains, turns the Great Salt Lake, and reaches Salt Lake City, the Mormon
capital, plunges into the Tuilla Valley, across the American Desert, Cedar and Humboldt Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and descends, via Sacramento, to the Pacific--its grade, even on the Rocky Mountains, never exceeding one hundred and twelve feet to the mile.
"On, on to Zion!" cried the crowd of Mormons
, and the words rippled down the long caravan, passing from mouth to mouth until they died away in a dull murmur in the far distance.
missionary and a gendarme made the census.
Contributors from literature, religion, anthropology, and other fields explore relations between American Indians and Mormons
in the American West during the past 150 years, looking first at native experiences with the early Latter-Day Saints Church, interpretation of Mormon
scripture, and literary representations and then at native Mormon
experiences in the 20th century.
He led the Saints to Utah, guided the establishment of 350 settlements, and inspired the Mormons
as they weathered unimaginable trials and hardships.
Young became a member of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1835, and was part of the Mormons
' westward trek to Missouri.
The new policy, which effectively removes the threat of ex-communication for gay Mormons
, was announced during the leadership session of the church's 189th Annual General Conference.
Critique: Impressively informative, exceptionally well written, deftly organized and presented, the depth and scope of Candy Moulton's exhaustive research and remarkable detail make "The Mormon
Handcart Migration an essential and unreservedly recommended addition to the history of the Mormons
in the American West for personal reading lists, as well as community and academic library Mormon
History and 19th Century American History collections and supplemental studies lists.
exchanged gunfire with local fishermen on the mainland on several occasions, most notably during an event in Charlevoix County on July 13, 1853, that became known as the Battle of Pine River.
Once in Salt Lake, the Mormons
found themselves in an enviable position along the Oregon Trail, able to sell necessities at gauging prices.
There are three principle areas in which the film depicts 19th century Mormonism: Mormon
marriage practices, and Mormons
as a non-white minority group.
We weren't Jewish, but R's gift still made a kind of sense: Like many Mormons
, we were raised to be intrigued by Judaism.
A researcher says Mormons
have posthumously baptized the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, the grandparents of Carrie Fisher and Steven Spielberg, and hundreds of Holocaust victims, violating an agreement to halt the practice.
"The ordinance does not force deceased persons to become members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or 'Mormons
,' nor does the Church list deceased persons as members of the Church," the (https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/baptism-for-the-dead) LDS website read.
This is the central question asked in David Conley Nelson's examination of how nearly 14,000 Mormons
navigated life in Nazi Germany.