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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions letter received

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2197
Scope and Contents Materials include a five page unsigned handwritten letter dated October 2, 1833, to Reverend D. Green, secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, from the chairman of a committee in Jacksonville, Illinois, requesting the Board's aid in outfitting a missionary group to the "Indians West of the Rocky Mountains." This letter is accompanied by a two page manuscript copy of a petition titled "Incipient measures in relation to the establishment of a mission," with...
Dates: 1833

Jesse O. Ballenger letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 795
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typescripts of four letters by Ballenger, three addressed to President Brigham Young and one to Apostle John Taylor outlining conditions in the settlement at Sunset Crossing, Arizona. Content includes relationship with local Native American tribes. Dated 1876-1877.

Dates: 1876-1877

George Washington Bean diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1038
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries, two autobiographies, account books, patriarchal blessings, biographies of family members, and Bean family history and genealogy. Bean writes about his early life and migration to Utah; his work as an Indian interpreter from 1852 to 1853; his pursuit of the Ute chief, Walker, in 1854; his Indian mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1855 to 1856; his life in Provo, Utah; his participation in the Black Hawk Indian War; and...
Dates: 1852-1897

John E. Bennion diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 981
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Bennion writes about his life in the Taylorsville area of Utah and in Rush Valley and Long Valley, Utah. He also lived for a time in Nevada. Bennion was married polygamously, participated in the Utah War of 1857-1858, had an encounter with an Indian in 1858, saw the first handcart company arrive in Salt Lake City in 1856, served on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and participated in many other activities.

Dates: 1855-1877

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

Israel Justus Clark autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1219
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of a diary and an autobiography. Clark's diary covers the years from 1855 to 1857 when Clark served as a missionary to the Indians in the Salmon River Mission. Clark's autbiography tells about his life in Logan and Clarkston, Utah, and his contacts with Indians.

Dates: 1855-1878

Benjamin Franklin Cummings diaries and an autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 164
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries including an autobiography. Cummings' autobiography covers his early life when he lived in Ohio and Navuoo, Illinois, served on a mission to Maine, and left Illinois for Utah. Cummings' diaries tell about his mission to the Indians in Idaho in the "Salmon River Mission," his service during the "Utah Expedition" of 1857-1858, his various encounters with Indians, his mission to Iowa in 1878 and 1879, and his life in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a...
Dates: 1854-1879

Thales Hastings Haskell diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 437
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Haskell writes about his experiences with various Indian tribes in Arizona when he was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church. He was accompainied by Jacob Hamblin and others. Fifteen pages of the item are written in the Deseret Alphabet. Some of the manuscript pages have been torn off and one page is missing.

Dates: 1859-1860

George S. Tanner papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 775
Scope and Contents Retrospective account transcribed by the author from his diary. Record of a revelation received by an unnamed Moenkopi Indian who prayed to know the truth about the Book of Mormon. He was told in a vision to believe the things his Mormon brethern had told him, and to obey their words. The Indian also saw the coming persecutions against the Mormon Church for polygamy and many other events as well. Author believed that most of what the Indian saw had come to pass by 1890.Entitled:...
Dates: 1881-1890

Little Colorado Stake minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 808
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Contains a short history of the Mormon Church's mission to the Navajo Indians in Arizona from 1876 to 1878 and the creation of the Little Colorado Stake. The history of the stake is then continued up to 1887. Includes history of the settlements making up the stake, activities of the members, minutes of meetings, and accounts of missionary work among the Indians.

Dates: 1878-1887

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