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Building Faith Through Church History

Season 2 Episode 20 The Indians of Utah Part 2

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The story of the Mormons and the Indians

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The first Native Americans in the Great Basin were called the Numic. They were the ancestors of the modern tribes, and were largely nomadic hunter-gatherers. The late introduction of the horse changed Indian culture. When the Saints arrived in the Great Basin they discovered an active slave trade among the Indians. The mountain men first developed relationships with the Indians which later led to favorable first impressions with the Latter-day Saints when they came into the Great Basin. Problems occurred when the Saints began establishing settlements outside the Salt Lake Valley, particularly in Utah Valley.  It erupted into war. Seeing the atrocities that had been committed on both sides of the conflict, Brigham Young would ever after pursue a course of reconciliation and peace.

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