Abruzzi, William S.. Ecology, resource redistribution, and Mormon settlement in northeastern Arizona

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Title: Ecology, resource redistribution, and Mormon settlement in northeastern Arizona

Published in: American anthropologist--Vol. 91, No. 3

Published By: American anthropologist--Vol. 91, No. 3 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association. 1989. 642-655 p. ill., map

By line: William S. Abruzzi

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File

Culture: Mormons (NT24)

Subjects: External migration (167); Settlement patterns (361); Production and supply (433); Mercantile business (441); Labor supply and employment (464); Cooperative organization (474); Taxation and public income (651);

Abstract: This is a study of the Mormon colonization of the Little Colorado River Basin in northeastern Arizona. The author looks at the different settlements that were established there and considers why some survived and were more successful than others. The usual Mormon collective practice of sharing of resources through cooperatives and joint enterprises did not necessarily guarantee success because of the small population of some of the settlements and the severe ecological conditions of some regions. Rather, it was specifically tithing and the connection to the wider economy and labor market that provided the funds and flexibility for communities to pass through difficult times.

Document Number: 79

Document ID: nt24-079

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 654-655)

Field Date: no date given

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: 1873-1905

Coverage Place: Little Colorado River Basin, central-eastern Arizona, United States

LCSH: Mormons

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