Making Space on the Western Frontier:: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes

Making Space on the Western Frontier:: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes

Making Space on the Western Frontier Mormons Miners and Southern Paiutes When Mormon ranchers and Anglo American miners moved into centuries old Southern Paiute space during the last half of the nineteenth century a clash of cultures quickly ensued W Paul Reeve explores t

  • Title: Making Space on the Western Frontier:: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes
  • Author: W. Paul Reeve
  • ISBN: 9780252031267
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Mormon ranchers and Anglo American miners moved into centuries old Southern Paiute space during the last half of the nineteenth century, a clash of cultures quickly ensued W Paul Reeve explores the dynamic nature of that clash as each group attempted to create sacred space on the southern rim of the Great Basin according to three very different world views.With a prWhen Mormon ranchers and Anglo American miners moved into centuries old Southern Paiute space during the last half of the nineteenth century, a clash of cultures quickly ensued W Paul Reeve explores the dynamic nature of that clash as each group attempted to create sacred space on the southern rim of the Great Basin according to three very different world views.With a promising discovery of silver at stake, the United States Congress intervened in an effort to shore up Nevada s mining frontier, while simultaneously addressing both the Mormon Question and the Indian Problem Even though federal officials redrew the Utah Nevada Arizona borders and created a reservation for the Southern Paiutes, the three groups continued to fashion their own space, independent of the new boundaries that attempted to keep them apart.When the dust on the southern rim of the Great Basin finally settled, a hierarchy of power emerged that disentangled the three groups according to prevailing standards of Americanism As Reeve sees it, the frontier proved a bewildering mixing ground of peoples, places, and values that forced Mormons, miners, and Southern Paiutes to sort out their own identity and find new meaning in the mess.

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    In addition to making some insightful points about competition for land and resources in early Utah, this book also has the virtue of being short and very readable.

    While certainly not central to the book's thesis, for me the highlight of Prof. Reeve's book is the attention he spent detailing the Mormons, Southern Paiutes, and Miners' sense of geopolitical space on the frontier. I found it interesting that, as part of the Nevada constitution, the United States Congress could move the Nevada/Utah border eastward one degree as often as they wished. When rich silver mines where discovered in western ranges of then Utah Territory, Congress, with the self-intere [...]

    Written by another one of my advisors. Paul is a great storyteller and his analysis of Mormons, miners, and Paiutes and how they form identity within the same space and in the presence of each other is fascinating.

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