Follow the fascinating true stories of one family through the Mormon pioneer eraastories that follow four generations and several of the authoras 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. Volume III (The Last Pioneers/Refuge in Mexico, 1876-1918) concludes the family history by explaining how polygamous family pioneers moved from Utah to settle Arizona and New Mexico; how the pioneers faced Indian and mob threats again in their new home; how, because of polygamy, the threat of imprisonment forced the settlers to flee into Mexico, where they battled Indians and the elements, adjusted to Mexican culture and citizenship, and prospered; how they were soon victims of the Mexican Revolution, caught between two marauding armies; and how they were finally forced back across the border as impoverished refugees in the very states they had once pioneered. 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.... Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion, U.S. Army of the West, 1846a1848 ( Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, ... Utah: Deseret News Publishing Company]) Scotts Bluff County Convention and Visitors Bureau, aScottsbluff- Gering, aanbsp;...
|Title||:||My Own Pioneers 1830-1918|
|Author||:||Kathryn J. Kappler|
|Publisher||:||Outskirts Press - 2015-01-29|