The Utah War and its aftermath changed Utah and the Mormons forever. This change came because of the growing Gentile influence in the territory and was reflected most adequately in the current periodicals of the period. The Valley Tan and the Mountaineer are especially important because their opposition to one another brought many important issues to the forefront of discussion. These issues would be important to the Mormons learning to live and work with those not of their faith and to share in their Zion.
These newspapers were successful in giving to its reader, both past and present, a glimpse into the troubles and pains of a very difficult time in Utah history.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Fleming, Robert E., "The Real Utah War: the Mountaineer's Efforts to Combat the Valley Tan" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 4688.
Valley tan, Utah Expedition, 1857-1858