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A Polynesian Gift to Utah.

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
Length: 00:54:50
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Although Utah's harsh, dry climate and urban sprawl are far cries from the lush vegetation of the South Seas, nearly 25,000 Pacific Islanders now make Utah their home. As early as 1889, Hawaiian converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to the barren desert of Iosepa, near Tooele. Drawn by economic and educational opportunities and often a commitment to the LDS church, Polynesians have continued to migrate and now constitute Utah's fastest growing ethnic group.

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