A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary

ISBN-10: 1607812347
ISBN-13: 9781607812340
Authors: Todd M. Compton
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Frontiersman, colonizer, missionary to the Indians, and explorer of the American West, Jacob Hamblin has long been one of the most enigmatic figures in Mormon history. In this defining biography, Todd Compton examines and disentangles many of the myths and controversies surrounding Hamblin. His Grand Canyon adventures and explorations as a guide alongside John Wesley Powell are well documented, as are his roles as a missionary, cultural liaison, and negotiator to the Indian tribes of southern Utah and Arizona. Hamblin struggled in this latter role, sometimes unable to bridge the gulf between Mormonism and Indian culture. He disavowed violent conflict and ceaselessly sought peaceful…    

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Binding: Cloth Text  Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr Number of pages: 624 Dimensions: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall Weight: 2.948 lbs. Language: English