Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the cultural and religious behavior of the Navaho Indians which caused animosity, resistance, or indifference to the religious teachings of the Latter-day Saints.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for many years, have been in frequent contact with the Navaho Indians. Thousands of Navaho youth have been enrolled in the Indian seminary program of the Church. Hundreds of other students have been involved in the Indian student placement program and the Brigham Young University Indian education program. Furthermore, the Church has contacted much of the population of the Navaho tribe through its vast missionary program. In spite of these vigorous attempts to convert the Navahos to the Mormon faith, areas of conflict have continued to exist.

Degree

MRE

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

Rights

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Date Submitted

1968

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm458

Keywords

Navajo Indians, Mormons, Relations with Indians, Church work with Indians, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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