History of the Saints is a not-for-profit organization whose express purpose is to teach Latter-day Saint history in a way that is accurate and faith-promoting.
This podcast contains audio versions of the popular History of the Saints television series seen on BYU-TV. The series is a continuation of the Joseph Smith Paper's documentary series, also aired on BYU-TV and radio. History of the Saints begins with the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and then moves forward through the great Mormon Exodus of Nauvoo and culminates with the arrival of Brigham Young and the Vanguard Company arriving in the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847. The show features the most outstanding scholarship currently available on the subject.
- Season 1 Show 24 The Mormon Trail Part One is the story of the pioneer company and their journey across Nebraska in the Spring of 1847.
- Some 70,000 Latter-day Saints crossed the plains into the Salt Lake Valley, and this is the story of the first company to make that journey.
- This is the story of the Donner Party and their fate in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California in 1846, as well as their subsequent rescue.
- Long before the Latter-day Saints came west, mountain men, fur trappers, and of course, Indian tribes had thoroughly explored the land
- The is the story of the Donner Party of 1846 and the disaster they met because of the Hastings Cutoff
- This is the account of the Mormon Battalion's most grueling march across the deserts of southern California into San Diego.
- This is the story of those who tried to wrest leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints away from the Quorum of the Twelve after the death of Joseph Smith in 1844
- This is the story of those Latter-day Saints who were gathered on the lonely prairies of northern Nebraska at a place they called Camp Ponca
- For the Latter-day Saints in the winter of 1846-47 life was very difficult.
- It was too late for Brigham Young and the Mormons to reach the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1846. Where were they to go and what were they to do? This is the story of the establishing of temporary winter quarters on the Missouri River.
- In 1846 a stranger came into the Mormon Camps along the Missouri River Frontier. He came out of curiosity and with a desire to help. What he experienced among them began a friendship that would span four decades and render great service
- In the Fall of 1846 the last of the Latter-day Saints to leave Nauvoo were driven across the Mississippi River by an angry mob. They were desperate and destitute as winter came on. They had to be rescued and indeed they were.
- This podcast begins the story of the Mormon Battalion. They were the only unit in United States military history mustered into service on the basis of their religion. Why?