What Mormon lead followers to salt lake?
Brigham Young lead the majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) to Utah after the murder of Joseph Smith.
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Their prophet Brigham Young.
Brigham Young's group of Mormon pioneers was the first to reach the Salt Lake Valley. They arrived over the space of several days in late July, 1847.
Yes. He was very successful. They all made it, but some died.
In the winter of 1845-1846, the saints began their preparation to migrate to the West in search of a "New Zion." In the Spring of 1846, they began their large migration and ar…rived in Salt Lake City in 1847.
You're thinking of Brigham Young... but in reality, Brigham Young was not named the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" …church) until after they arrived in Utah. Joseph Smith had told Church members that they would have to move to the Rocky Mountains, and after he was murdered it was decided that was what they should do. Brigham Young, one of the Twelve Apostles at the time, had received a vision of the Salt Lake Valley, and so he was put in the first group. When they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, he declared that it was the right place and sent for the other groups of pioneers. Mormon Pioneer groups traveled the plains to Utah for the next 20 years, after which they were able to take the train. Also, they certainly did not go to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake City is about 25 miles from the nearest 'shore', which is surrounded by a large marshland and smells so bad that people still don't live any closer to it.
The Mormon pioneers migrated to the Salt Lake region because they had been kicked out of every other place they had lived (Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois). The US government ref…used to assist them, so they traveled to Salt Lake, which was then part of Mexico, to seek religious freedom.
When the Mormon Pioneers migrated to Salt Lake City Utah, Brigham Young, the prophet received a revelation from God that he should construct a temple there...the Salt Lake Tem…ple. It is the place Mormons make sacred covenants with the Lord. It truly is a blessing.
young wanted to move the Mormons far from hostile neighbors
It was very important. He led them to the Salt Lake Valley and set up Salt Lake City, now a sprawling metropolis that is the capital of Utah.
To be able to practice their religion in peace.
As of today (May 22, 2011): 118 years, 1 month and 16 days.
In a covered wagon pulled by a team of horses. Another answer: The LDS Church believes that Brigham Young was inspired and knew the direction and place of where he was suppo…sed to lead the people to. He had stated he had seen the place in vision. He knew to go west and the variations of northwest and southwest, but he didn't know exactly how long or how far the place was until he got there. When he got to the valley (where a statue now stands) he announced: "This is the place!".
Brigham Young was the leader who led Mormons on a trek to SaltLake.
Who was the leader of the Mormons that lead them on a track to the west and settled near the great salt lake?
Brigham Young lead members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) to the west.
Pretty much nothing. There were a few smaller Native American tribes in the area, but other than that it was a bare land filled with grass and scrub brush, surrounded by high… mountains that are covered in snow year-round.