Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 6 of 6

Alfred N. Billings diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 636
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten diary kept from 21 May 1855 to 3 Oct. 1855. Billings was called to serve as a missionary to the Ute Indians in the Elk Mountain area of southeastern Utah. After some initial success the Mormon missionaries were forced to leave by the Indians. Also included are Billings' financial records from the 1850s and 1860s.
Dates: 1855

Challenge to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 869
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a list of demands made by a group of Indian activists to the Mormon Church. It charges that the Mormon missionary efforts among the Indians is an attempt to "brainwash" and is aimed at "destroying" the Indian "culture and heritage." Its demands include composing the Mormon Church "Board" of 76% Indians so that matters relating to the Indians would be resolved favorably to them. Also demanded was the payment of one million dollars annually to the Indians for the...
Dates: 1974

Dalton family diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 837
Scope and Contents The collection includes copies of the diaries of Charles Dalton (1810-1891) and John Luther Dalton (1843- ). Charles was an early convert to the Mormon Church, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and was an early pioneer to Utah. His diary is a fifteen-page typescript covering the years 1855 to 1858 during which he served a Mormon Church mission to the Indians of Idaho. He describes some contact with the Bannock and Nez Perce Indians, but most of the entries are short and relate to the repairs and...
Dates: 1890-1974

Ira Hatch letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 788
Scope and Contents Typescript of a letter dated March 15, 1886 composed in Ramah Valencia County, New Mexico, and addressed to John Taylor, president of the Mormon Church. Hatch writes about the progress of missionary work among the Indians.
Dates: 1886 March 15

Out of obscurity into light

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 813
Scope and Contents Typewritten manuscript. This is a history of Mormon missionary activities among "Lamanites," broadly defined as Native Americans in both North and South America and the natives in the Pacific Islands. Included is a large section of the work of Cordell M. Anderson, field director of the Foundation for Indian Development.
Dates: 1983

Rex C. Reeve Jr. collection on Northern Indian Mission

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8816
Content Description Contains materials on the Northern Indian Mission collected by Reeve, including scrapbooks, pedagogical materials, newsletters, photographs, reports, clippings. Dated 1966-1973.
Dates: 1966-1973