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The Resource Polygamy on the pedernales : Lyman Wight's Mormon villages in antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858, Melvin C. Johnson

Polygamy on the pedernales : Lyman Wight's Mormon villages in antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858, Melvin C. Johnson

Label
Polygamy on the pedernales : Lyman Wight's Mormon villages in antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858
Title
Polygamy on the pedernales
Title remainder
Lyman Wight's Mormon villages in antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858
Statement of responsibility
Melvin C. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Land Rights and the co-author of A Zuni Atlas, Hart originally wrote the manuscript in 1979 after a decade of historical work for Zuni Pueblo. He then set it aside but continued to pursue research about and for Zuni. Its publication, at last, inscribes an important contribution to Pueblo history and biography and a testimonial to a remarkable Native American leader
  • "In the wake of Joseph Smith Jr.'s murder in 1844, his following splintered. Most of the membership ultimately followed Brigham Young to Utah, but smaller groups coalesced around other Mormon leaders. A number of these later combined to form the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, now the Community of Christ. Among those were most of the remaining followers of a maverick Mormon apostle, Lyman Wight. Sometimes called the "Wild Ram of Texas," Wight took his splinter group to frontier Texas, a destination to which Smith, before his murder, had considered moving his followers, who were increasingly unwelcome in the Midwest. He had instructed Wight to take a small band of church members from Wisconsin to establish a Texas colony that would prepare the ground for a mass migration of the membership. Having received these orders directly from Smith, Wight did not believe the former's death changed their significance. If anything, he felt all the more responsible for fulfilling what he believed was a prophet's intention. Antagonism with Brigham Young and the other LDS apostles grew, and Wight refused to join with them or move to their new gathering place in Utah. He and his small congregation pursued their own destiny, becoming an interesting component of the Texas frontier, where they had a significant economic role as early millers and cowboys and a political one as a buffer with the Comanches. Their social and religious practices shared many of the idiosyncracies of the larger Mormon sect, including polygamous marriages, temple rites, and economic cooperatives. Wight was a charismatic but authoritarian and increasingly odd figure, in part because of chemical addictions. His death in 1858 while leading his shrinking number of followers on yet one more migration brought an effective end to his independent church."--Publisher's abstract
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Melvin C.
Dewey number
289.3/764
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8615.T45
LC item number
J64 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Wight, Lyman
  • Wight, Lyman
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Texas
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Texas
Label
Polygamy on the pedernales : Lyman Wight's Mormon villages in antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858, Melvin C. Johnson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Polygamy and a temple on the pedernales
  • The Mormon Millers of Hamilton Valley
  • The Mormon cowboys of Bandera County
  • The way of all flesh
  • The wild ram of Texas
  • Militant Mormonism on the American frontier
  • The wild ram strays from the fold
  • Gone to Texas
  • Frontier Mormonism in the Texas hill country
  • Bishop George Miller and zodiac : 1848-1849
  • Cutting the wild ram from the flock
  • Independent Mormonism in antebellum Texas
Control code
ocm71214647
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283283465
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mtx6
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71214647
  • (OCoLC)71214647
Label
Polygamy on the pedernales : Lyman Wight's Mormon villages in antebellum Texas, 1845 to 1858, Melvin C. Johnson
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Polygamy and a temple on the pedernales
  • The Mormon Millers of Hamilton Valley
  • The Mormon cowboys of Bandera County
  • The way of all flesh
  • The wild ram of Texas
  • Militant Mormonism on the American frontier
  • The wild ram strays from the fold
  • Gone to Texas
  • Frontier Mormonism in the Texas hill country
  • Bishop George Miller and zodiac : 1848-1849
  • Cutting the wild ram from the flock
  • Independent Mormonism in antebellum Texas
Control code
ocm71214647
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283283465
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mtx6
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71214647
  • (OCoLC)71214647

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