The purpose of this study was to recognize the position of slavery as it pertained especially to the Negro in the Territory of Utah from 1847 to 1865, and the position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints toward Indian slavery found in those tribes living within the boundary of the Utah Territory. Negro slavery was accepted and tolerated by the Latter-day Saints even though there were but few Negroes in the Territory. These were brought in by a few southern Saints.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dutson, Roldo V., "A Study of the Attitude of the Latter-Day Saint Church, in the Territory of Utah, Toward Slavery as it Pertained to the Indian as Well as to the Negro from 1847 to 1865" (1964). All Theses and Dissertations. 4657.
Slavery, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Indian policy, Mormons, Attitudes, Blacks