The same things happen to a Mormon, who believes that sickness is a sign of sin, and that a member who appears to be unsound in either mind or body is possessed of a “ bad spirit.”
A bishop is a doctor, and his remedies are prayers and invocations; his object in crying to the heavens being to cast out the demon which torments his brother's flesh.
Every one who comes into the Indian
country finds these notions on the soil and in the air.
At Santa Clara
, Fray Tomas
found a medicineman ruling the people by divine and patriarchal right, as seer and father of his tribe.
took his place, but left the law on which that seer and patriarch reigned untouched.
A change of person introduced no change of plan.
Each governed with despotic sway.
Though chosen to his post, the Indian
ruled in the name and with the power of his Great Spirit.
The rule was priestly and the kingdom was of God.
governed in the name of his Great Spirit-his Holy Trinity, his Three in One.
Such are the methods, such the pretensions, of Brigham Young
The Mormon prophet only goes beyond a teacher like