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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern Indian Mission



  • Existence: 1854 - 1858


The Southern Indian Mission (1854-1858) was a Latter-day Saint mission headquartered in Santa Clara (Utah).

Jacob Hamblin diaries and autobiography, 1868-1886 (events of a mission to the Moquis Indians led by Hamblin)

Journal history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints April 10, 1854 (Parley P. Pratt appointed to preside) April 13, 1854 (several men "started on their missions to the Indians") April 14, 1854 (remainder of Parley P. Pratt's company started on their southern trip)

Journal of the Southern Indian Mission, 1972: page 1 (10 April 1854, 16 set apart to this mission, T.D. Brown clerk and recorder) page 2 (journal of Mission to the Indians inhabiting the Southern parts of the Territory of Utah; called to the mission 6 October 1853)

Deseret News, April 4, 1855 (Southern Indian Mission)

Washington County Historical Society, viewed July 9, 2022 (21 men called to go to southern Utah to establish the Southern Indian Mission; Jacob Hamblin appointed as President of the mission in 1857; built a stone fort at Santa Clara in 1855 with crops planted; in 1858, Indian missionaries were called to other parts of the Territory and the mission closed down)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jacob Hamblin diaries and autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 770
Scope and Contents Contains a handwritten diary of Jacob Hamblin, with entries from June 21, 1868 to 1886. Entries relate farming conditions and crop yields in the Kanab Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, travels along Pariah River, and an account of a conference conducted by Brigham Young on April 2, 1870, dedicating a settlement in Kanab. A separate account titled, "Journal of the Moquis" dated September 28, 1869, to October 5, 1869, written by an individual other than Hamblin,...
Dates: 1868-1886