At the appointed hour Elder William Hitch rose, and, in an irritated voice, as if he had already been contradicted, said, "I tell you that Joe Smith is a martyr, that his brother Hiram is a martyr, and that the persecutions of the United States Government against the prophets will also make a martyr of Brigham Young. Who dares to say the contrary?"
It had made itself master of Utah, and subjected that territory to the laws of the Union, after imprisoning Brigham Young on a charge of rebellion and polygamy.
Passepartout was now the only person left in the car, and the Elder, looking him full in the face, reminded him that, two years after the assassination of Joseph Smith, the inspired prophet, Brigham Young, his successor, left Nauvoo for the banks of the Great Salt Lake, where, in the midst of that fertile region, directly on the route of the emigrants who crossed Utah on their way to California, the new colony, thanks to the polygamy practised by the Mormons, had flourished beyond expectations.
Why has Brigham Young, our chief, been imprisoned, in contempt of all justice?
One morning the two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham Young
, thought spring had come, and they began to tease and butt at each other across the barbed wire that separated them.
In this theocracy, followers of its founder Joseph Smith and prophet Brigham Young
, who envisioned themselves as God's "chosen" argued that "the Negro" was a clear descendant of the Lamanites, dark-skinned and unenlightened people who God had deemed unworthy of His grace.
Born and raised in Sao Paulo of entrepreneurial parents (his father and mother run Utreplas, which makes plastic components for GTE phones and Whirlpool washing machines), he earned his undergraduate degree in communications from Brigham Young
University in Provo, Utah.