Due to the L.D.S. philosophy concerning the origin and destiny of the American Indians, Brigham Young felt the gospel should be taught to the various Indian tribes. Thus, at the spring semi-annual conference of the Church in 1855, a number of men were called as missionaries and assigned to establish five Indian missions. Four of these, Elk Mountain, Las Vegas, White Mountain, and Salmon River, were in or near the Utah-Idaho region and the fifth was in the Indian Territory.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Law, Wesley R., "Mormon Indian Missions - 1855" (1959). Theses and Dissertations. 4867.
Church work with Indians, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints