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A man who crossed the plains as a pioneer in the Martin handcart company of 1856 lived in Utah for many years. One day he was in a group of people who began sharply criticizing the Church leaders for ever allowing the Saints to cross the plains with.

MORMON PIONEER BINGO // Check out this great freebie by A Year of FHE! It includes 8 different bingo cards and a callers key for Pioneer Day! The card is all hand-drawn and so CUTE! #lds #familyhomeevening #pioneer

MORMON PIONEER BINGO // Check out this great freebie by A Year of FHE! It includes 8 different bingo cards and a callers key for Pioneer Day! The card is all hand-drawn and so CUTE!

Jane Elizabeth Manning James, a black LDS (Mormon) pioneer and someone I look up to.

Jane Manning James: An Independent Mind by Margaret Blair Young. "I want to say right here that my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is as strong today—nay it is if possible stronger—than it was the day I was first baptized.

A Year of FHE // Check out this great collection of MOrmon Pioneer Activities from the Friend magazine! Love having all of the links in one place!  #lds #pioneers #pioneerday

PIONEER DAY - A Year of FHE // Check out this great collection of MOrmon Pioneer Activities from the Friend magazine!

Mormon Pioneers crossing the plains. Thomas Bullock, noting the arrival of this company, writes: “About 5 p.m. Captain Andrus passed the office having banners inscribed, “Holiness to the Lord”, on one side of the wagon and on the other side, “Hail to the Governor of Deseret”. Thomas Cartwright - My Relatives

Pioneers on the Oregon Trail - early the US goverment encouraged settlers to move west with the promise of free land if they staked a claim. There were many hardships, danger and sickness along the way.

Life and Death on the Trek--The Mormon pioneer trek was no walk in the park, but BYU research shows that more survived the hardship than you might think. Historian Melvin L. Bashore (MLS ’75) and statistics professor H. Dennis Tolley (BS ’70) teamed with eight students to crunch data on 56,000 pioneer records from 1847–1868. Numbers from their study paint the story of life and death on the trek:

BYU research shows that more Mormon pioneers survived their trek than you might think.

mormon pioneer girl kneeling in prayer

Stories of Mormon Pioneer Women for Talks and Lessons

Check out this guide of resources celebrating MORMON PIONEERS. FHE Lessons, activities, recipes, free printables, and more!

A Year of FHE // Check out this amazing guide of resources celebrating MORMON PIONEERS! It's got FHE Lessons, activities, recipes, free printables, and more!

These Pioneers Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Stories of Mormon Pioneer Women for Talks and Lessons

lots of great pioneer stories of women

Stories of Mormon Pioneer Women for Talks and Lessons

A Year of FHE // a Family home Evening about the daily life of the Mormon pioneers as they crossed the plains to Salt Lake City, Utah.  This is so fun to teach the night before Pioneer Day! Includes a scripture, song, lesson and two activities to choose from. #fhe #lds #pioneer

Family home Evening about the daily life of the Mormon pioneers as they crossed the plains to Salt Lake City, Utah. This is so fun to teach the night before Pioneer Day! Includes a scripture, song, lesson and two activities to choose from

The Mormon trail from Nauvoo to Salt Lake Valley.

This picture is a very good description of the Mormon Trail visually. For example, Mormons were forced out if Illinois and the Mormons had to move Salt Lake City, Utah.

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