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== Wyoming Religious Groups  ==
 
== Wyoming Religious Groups  ==
  
==== Mormons ====
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==== Mormons ====
  
 
Many Idaho Mormons came into Star Valley in the 1870s and 1880s. There were Mormon colonists in the Big Horn Basin by 1895, but the main body of Mormon settlers came there as an organized group from Utah and Idaho in 1900. A helpful source of information on these settlers in the Big Horn Basin is:  
 
Many Idaho Mormons came into Star Valley in the 1870s and 1880s. There were Mormon colonists in the Big Horn Basin by 1895, but the main body of Mormon settlers came there as an organized group from Utah and Idaho in 1900. A helpful source of information on these settlers in the Big Horn Basin is:  
  
Welch,&amp;nbsp;Charles A. ''History of the Big Horn Basin.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1940. (Family History Library {{FHL|190032|title-id|disp=book 978.7 H2w; fiche 6110628}}). <br>
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Welch,&amp;nbsp;Charles A. ''History of the Big Horn Basin.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1940. (Family History Library {{FHL|190032|title-id|disp=book 978.7 H2w; fiche 6110628}}). <br>  
  
 
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[[Category:Wyoming|Ethnic Groups]] [[Category:Ethnic_Groups|Wyoming]] [[Category:Ethnic,_Political,_or_Religious_Groups]]

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Wyoming Ethnic Groups[edit | edit source]

Today, most Wyoming residents are of northern European descent.

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Several thousand African Americans are located primarily around Cheyenne.

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Many Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Shoshoni Indians live on the Wind River Reservation of west-central Wyoming (see Indians of Wyoming).

Basque[edit | edit source]

Chinese[edit | edit source]

Danes[edit | edit source]

Finns[edit | edit source]

A sizable number of Finns came to work the mines in Uinta and Sweetwater counties in the late 1880s. In 1895, a group of about 600 settlers came from Iowa and Illinois to homestead reclaimed land at a place now called Emblem.

Germans[edit | edit source]

Hispanic Americans[edit | edit source]

There are Hispanic groups around Rock Springs and Cheyenne.

Italians[edit | edit source]

There are small numbers of Italians in Rock Springs.

Japanese[edit | edit source]

Irish[edit | edit source]

Norwegians[edit | edit source]

Russians[edit | edit source]

Swedes[edit | edit source]

Wyoming Political Groups[edit | edit source]

The women's sufferage movement gained considerable attention of the nation from the late 1860's through statehood. The history of this movement gives background to the lives of women living in Wyoming during this period.


Wyoming Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Mormons[edit | edit source]

Many Idaho Mormons came into Star Valley in the 1870s and 1880s. There were Mormon colonists in the Big Horn Basin by 1895, but the main body of Mormon settlers came there as an organized group from Utah and Idaho in 1900. A helpful source of information on these settlers in the Big Horn Basin is:

Welch,&nbsp;Charles A. History of the Big Horn Basin. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1940. (Family History Library book 978.7 H2w; fiche 6110628).