S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 14 (1987)
Mormon敎의 西部移動과 分布에 關한 硏究
A Study on the Mormon Settlement and Distribution in the American West
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.14, pp. 33-45
- The Mormon movement from Kirtland to Salt Lake Valley, core area of the Mormon culture, shows a typical model for the effect of perception, surmount of environment, and for frontier sprit, It is, also, an prereqisite course to study the Mormon distribution of population.
Some specific characters are found through this study. Firstly, the Mormon was the largest group in scale and well-organized group as well. The Mormon, a distinctive American subculture, was a small religious group in conflict with the larger Gentile, and it needed a powerful leadership. Secondly, the Mormon movement was for permanent settlement. In this point, Mormons are different from those who went to the west for gold. Thirdly, the Mormon exodus to the West was unique in that it was a movement of an entire family group. Consequently the sex ratio in Utah between 1860,.....,1880 indicated 100, and it was very distinctive among the groups participated in the westward movement.