My Own Pioneers 1830-1918: Volume II, Pioneer the West/Defending Zion 1847-1880

My Own Pioneers 1830-1918: Volume II, Pioneer the West/Defending Zion 1847-1880

by Kathryn J. Kappler


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Continue the Extraordinary Journey with My Own Pioneers! Follow the fascinating true stories of one family through the Mormon pioneer era-stories that follow four generations and several of the author's family lines as they and their fellow pioneers help shape the early history of the Mormon Church, the American West, and even Mexico. This memorable journey is the culmination of fifteen years of painstaking research as the author carefully reconstructs the pioneer struggles from before 1830 to 1918 using information from family journals, memoirs, histories and letters. Through this vivid true account, the author illuminates, in a highly readable way, the experiences of family members as they struggled on, through sacrifice, persecution and desperate circumstances, to open up the hostile Western deserts as they helped to found a new religion. My Own Pioneers (in three volumes) paints an authentic picture, rich in detail and emotion, of the early Latter-day Saints who sacrificed everything for their new faith.

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ISBN-13: 9781478737018
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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Volume II (Pioneering the West/Defending Zion, 1847-1880) continues the history by recounting the family's involvement in the opening and colonization of the Great Basin. It recounts in detail the dangerous crossing of the plains in covered wagons, with handcarts, and on foot. It tells of explorations, of planting tiny settlements in remote regions, eating roots and rawhide to surviveto survive, and fighting insect hordes and hostile Indians. Volume II also tells how the Mormons faced off the U.S. Army, and how they helped build the railroad across the plains.
My Own Pioneers is an important work illuminating the legacy of the Mormon pioneers. It is a compilation of true chronological accounts through which their lives, their sacrifices, and their considerable accomplishments, despite terrible hardship, may be honored. With its extensive index, this book provides an excellent research tool for academics as well as history enthusiasts; and it uplifts every reader by showcasing the enduring strength and mighty faith of these pioneers.

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