Mormon studies, cultural identity, Pioneer Day
For its first half century, Pioneer Day was no mere holiday. Its festivities served to memorialize and solidify the Saints' freedoms, fundamental values, social roles, and heritage.
Olsen, Steven L.
"Celebrating Cultural Identity: Pioneer Day in Nineteenth-Century Mormonism,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 36:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol36/iss1/9