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Remembering Iosepa
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Remembering Iosepa: History, Place, and Religion in the American West

Matthew Kester


Remembering Iosepa tells the story of the origins, founding, and development of Iosepa, a community of Native Hawaiian converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Great Basin from 1889 to 1917. The book connects the expansion of the United States into the Pacific that brought Mormon missionaries west and Native Hawaiians east, culminating in a unique, religiously based community of Pacific Islanders in the American West. Remembering Iosepa chronicles the arrival of the earliest missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the motivation ... More

Keywords: history, memory, american West, hawaii, pacific diaspora, Mormonism, Iosepa, narrative, Utah

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199844913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Kester, author
Brigham Young University, Hawaii