LDS Perspectives on Education

LDS Perspectives on Education

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) believe seeking a good education is a direct commandment from God. In Doctrine and Covenants Section 109, verse 7, it reads, “And as all have not faith,...
Mormon Pioneer Relations with the Native Americans

Mormon Pioneer Relations with the Native Americans

When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which church is often misnamed the “Mormon Church”) first arrived in the Utah territory, there were three major groups of Native Americans: the Shoshone, the Utes, and the Southern Paiute....
The Development of Mormon Settlements

The Development of Mormon Settlements

Upon the Saints’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, there was no government but what they made and enforced themselves. Even after the Mexican War had ended and Utah became a territory, it was more than twenty years before Congress provided any kind of government....
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