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Author Smart, William B. (William Buckwalter), 1922-2018.

Title Mormonism's last colonizer : the life and times of William H. Smart / William B. Smart
Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 347 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Growing up in Franklin -- Years of trial and torment -- An aborted mission -- A repentant sinner finds himself -- Putting a shoulder to the wheel -- On-the-job training in Heber Valley -- Making Indian land Mormon country -- The Vernal years -- Civilizing the reservation lands -- The fourth-and final-stake presidency -- Struggle and failure in Leota -- Hard times -- The final years
Summary "By the early twentieth century, the era of organized Mormon colonization of the West from a base in Salt Lake City was all but over. One significant region of Utah had not been colonized because it remained in Native American hands--the Uinta Basin, site of a reservation for the Northern Utes. When the federal government decided to open the reservation to white settlement, William H. Smart--a nineteenth-century Mormon traditionalist living in the twentieth century, a polygamist in an era when it was banned, a fervently moral stake president who as a youth had struggled mightily with his own sense of sinfulness, and an entrepreneurial businessman with theocratic, communal instincts--set out to ensure that the Uinta Basin also would be part of the Mormon kingdom"--Publisher's abstract
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-339) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Smart, William H. (William Henry), 1862-1937.
Mormons -- Utah -- Biography.
Utah -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008029787
ISBN 0874217237 (electronic bk.)
9780874217230 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)