The purpose of this study is to present the origin and development of the San Juan Mission in southeastern Utah in its work with Indian people, principally since 1940. One of the responsibilities of the San Juan Mission was to teach the Indian people the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also the purpose of this study to show what has been accomplished in regard to the original call and also determine what remains to be completed. The history of the San Juan Mission has been indexed under the following chapter headings: Introduction to San Juan and the Call of the Mormons to Colonize, Establishing Communities and Relationships among the Indians, San Juan Stake Mission, Albert R. Lyman's School, San Juan Stake Indian Branches, San Juan Area Indian Seminaries.
It was found that an enormous amount of time, money and effort was contributed to teaching and assisting the Indian people. It was also discovered that much more needs to be done before the San Juan Mission call fills the demands of the original injunction by Apostle Erastus Snow.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Heinz, Lyle S., "Origin and Development of the San Juan Mission in Southeastern Utah in its Work with Indian People (Principally Since 1940)" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 4783.
San Juan County, Utah, History, Mormons, Colonization