On Zion's Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape

On Zion's Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape

by Jared Farmer
     
 

On Zion’s Mount shows how, paradoxically, the Mormons created their homeland at the expense of the local Indians—and how they expressed their sense of belonging by investing Mt. Timpanogos with “Indian” meaning.See more details below

Overview

On Zion’s Mount shows how, paradoxically, the Mormons created their homeland at the expense of the local Indians—and how they expressed their sense of belonging by investing Mt. Timpanogos with “Indian” meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674047433
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
1,413,479
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

The Great Basin

The eastern Great Basin in the 1850s

The southern Wasatch Front in the twentieth century

Introduction

Part I. Liquid Antecedents

1. Ute Genesis, Mormon Exodus

2. Brigham Young and the Famine of the Fish-Eaters

3. The Desertification of Zion

Part II. Making a Mountain: Alpine Play

4. Rocky Mountain Saints

5. Hiking into Modern Times

6. Sundance and Suburbia

Part III. Marking a Mountain: Indian Play

7. Renaming the Land

8. The Rise and Fall of a Lover's Leap

9. Performing a Remembered Past

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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