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The Resource On Zion's mount : Mormons, Indians, and the American landscape, Jared Farmer

On Zion's mount : Mormons, Indians, and the American landscape, Jared Farmer

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On Zion's mount : Mormons, Indians, and the American landscape
Title
On Zion's mount
Title remainder
Mormons, Indians, and the American landscape
Statement of responsibility
Jared Farmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shrouded in the lore of legendary Indians, Mt. Timpanogos beckons the urban populace of Utah. And yet, no "Indian" legend graced the mount until Mormon settlers conjured it -- once they had displaced the local Indians, the Utes, from their actual landmark, Utah Lake. On Zion's Mount tells the story of this curious shift. It is a quintessentially American story about the fraught process of making oneself "native" in a strange land. But it is also a complex tale of how cultures confer meaning on the environment -- how they create homelands. Only in Utah did Euro-American settlers conceive of having a homeland in the Native American sense -- an endemic spiritual geography. They called it "Zion." Mormonism, a religion indigenous to the United States, originally embraced Indians as "Lamanites, " or spiritual kin. On Zion's Mount shows how, paradoxically, the Mormons created their homeland at the expense of the local Indians -- and how they expressed their sense of belonging by investing Timpanogos with "Indian" meaning. This same pattern was repeated across the United States. Jared Farmer reveals how settlers and their descendants (the new natives) bestowed "Indian" place names and recited pseudo-Indian legends about those places -- cultural acts that still affect the way we think about American Indians and American landscapes. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Farmer, Jared
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ute Indians
  • Mormons
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Landscape assessment
  • Indians in popular culture
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians
  • Landscape assessment
  • Mormons
  • Popular culture
  • Travel
  • Ute Indians
  • Timpanogos, Mount (Utah)
  • Utah Lake (Utah)
  • Utah
  • Great Basin
  • United States
  • United States
  • Utah
  • Utah
  • Utah
Label
On Zion's mount : Mormons, Indians, and the American landscape, Jared Farmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Liquid antecedents -- Ute genesis, Mormon exodus -- Brigham Young and the famine of the Fish-Eaters -- The desertification of Zion -- pt. 2. Making a mountain : alpine play -- Rocky Mountain Saints -- Hiking into modern times -- Sundance and suburbia -- pt. 3. Marking a mountain : Indian play -- Renaming the land -- The rise and fall of a lover's leap -- Performing a remembered past
Control code
ocn167764026
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780674027671
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2007034611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
On Zion's mount : Mormons, Indians, and the American landscape, Jared Farmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Liquid antecedents -- Ute genesis, Mormon exodus -- Brigham Young and the famine of the Fish-Eaters -- The desertification of Zion -- pt. 2. Making a mountain : alpine play -- Rocky Mountain Saints -- Hiking into modern times -- Sundance and suburbia -- pt. 3. Marking a mountain : Indian play -- Renaming the land -- The rise and fall of a lover's leap -- Performing a remembered past
Control code
ocn167764026
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780674027671
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2007034611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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