Famines, plagues, weather, and wars—all of this beset
the Latter-day Saints as they established themselves
across the Great Basin and the Intermountain West.
Under the direction of President Brigham Young,
they not only endured but also prospered against
all odds. And from all over the world, they gathered
to Zion, her stakes, and the remote villages of the
territory of Utah. This third-season compilation
tells the remarkable story of the handcart pioneers,
including the ordeal of the Willie and Martin
companies. There is the travesty of the Utah War
and later the American Civil War, with the impact
of both on the Saints. As the kingdom grows, a sense
of permanence and grandeur enters into the great
buildings of Mormonism, some of which stand to this
day. The tender story is told of the return of Martin
Harris to the Church and to Utah. Likewise, the hand
of the Almighty is witnessed as the Relief Society is
once more organized under the direction of Eliza R.
Snow. Then comes the war on polygamy waged by the
United States government— a war that lasted into the
twentieth century. And finally, the season is brought
to a close with the last days of the administration of
Brigham Young and the accomplishment of one his
life’s greatest dreams—the dedication of a temple
in Utah. The stories chronicled in this series are the
careful tellings of sacred history that are meant to
teach and inspire across the generations.
This 8-DVD compilation contains all 30 episodes as seen on television and is fully indexed.