By Richard Edmond Bennett
The Mormon trek westward from Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley used to be an everlasting accomplishment of yank overland path migration; although, their wintering on the Missouri River close to present-day Omaha used to be a feat of religion and perseverance. Richard E. Bennett offers new evidence and ideas that problem previous assumptions-particularly that existence at the frontier inspired American individualism.
With a very good command of basic resources, Bennett assesses the position of girls in a pioneer society and the Mormon ideas for survival in a harsh surroundings as they deliberate their emigration, coped with inner dissension and Indian brokers, and handled tribes of the sector. This was once, says Bennett, ''Mormonism within the uncooked with a purpose to what it'd be later.'' Now on hand in paperback for the 1st time, with a brand new advent through the writer, Mormons on the Missouri obtained the Francis M. and Emily Chipman Award from the Mormon heritage organization and used to be venerated as a selection striking educational name through the yank Library organization.