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Winner of the Evans Handcart Prize 2009
Winner of the Mormon History Assn Best Biography Award 2009

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.

Included with the biography is a searchable CD containing William H. Smart's extensive journals, a monumental personal record of Mormondom and its transitional period from nineteenth-century cultural isolation into twentieth-century national integration.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. vi
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  1. Preface
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Growing Up in Franklin
  2. pp. 7-30
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  1. 2. Years of Trial and Torment
  2. pp. 31-55
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  1. 3. An Aborted Mission
  2. pp. 56-74
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  1. 4. A Repentant Sinner Finds Himself
  2. pp. 75-88
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  1. 5. Putting a Shoulder to the Wheel
  2. pp. 89-116
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  1. 6. On-the-job Training in Heber Valley
  2. pp. 117-147
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  1. 7. Making Indian Land Mormon Country
  2. pp. 148-178
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  1. 8. The Vernal Years
  2. pp. 179-207
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  1. 9. Civilizing the Reservation Lands
  2. pp. 208-249
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  1. 10. The Fourth - and Final - Stake Presidency
  2. pp. 250-264
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  1. 11. Struggle and Failure in Leota
  2. pp. 265-285
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  1. 12. Hard Times
  2. pp. 286-304
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  1. 13. The Final Years
  2. pp. 305-315
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 316-319
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  1. Appendix A: Thomas Smart's Vision
  2. pp. 320-321
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  1. Appendix B: Selected Correspondence from William H. Smart Papers
  2. pp. 322-333
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 334-339
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874217230
Related ISBN
9780874217223
MARC Record
OCLC
609293283
Pages
347
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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