What are the 5 problems the Mormons had when settling the Salt Lake Valley?

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First, it was mid summer and they hadn't even tilled the ground, let alone plant crops. If they faced an early freeze, they could've starved to death over the winter.

Second, there was very little clean water. They had to dig irrigation canals from the mountains down into the valley so that they could have access to useable water.

Third, supplies to build homes and make clothing were scarce, and it was extremely expensive to have them shipped from the east. Many early homes were made of mud or were 'dugouts' in the side of hills. Wood had to be hauled from the mountains, and nails were extremely rare. Fabric and thread were often made by had from flax or wool, and buttons and needles were hard to come by.

Fourth, some of the Native Americans in the area were not friendly towards them.

Fifth, most of the Mormon Pioneers had grown up in long-established towns on the East coast or in Europe. They had no experience living on the frontier and did not have the skills or knowledge needed to survive in such harsh and primitive circumstances.
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