A Study of Grootfontein District (South West Africa) by O. Köhler

By O. Köhler

No. forty five in a chain of presidency courses titled "Ethnological Publications." This factor discusses Grootfontein district: heritage, mines, exertions, SWANLA, demographics, city parts, ethnicity, and different facts.

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D. in 1941 and publication of his dissertation. Dwyer's career as a historian was a sideline to his calling as a priest, and he advanced impressively in the church. He became rector of the Cathedral of the Madeleine and was named Monsignor in 1951. In 1952 he was consecrated Bishop of Reno and in 1966 appointed Archbishop of Portland, Oregon. I11 health forced his retirement to Piedmont, California, on San Francisco's east bay, in 1974, and he died there in 1976. Despite the ever-increasing demands of his ministry, the energetic Dwyer remained an active historian and served as a member of the governing and editorial boards of the Utah State Historical Society from 1943 to 1952, during which time he was a powerful force in developing the Utah Historical Quarterly and promoting scholarly standards in the study of Utah history.

He echoed News emphasis on Mormon benevolence during the settlement era. "The Utah pioneers believed that if they could teach the Indians how to farm, live in houses and adopt the customs of the white men, the natives would become civilized," Hunter tells us. " When the white settlers followed the benevolent policies of the Mormon leadership, violent confrontations were rare. 46 By the 1940s, most of the creative ideas about Utah and Mormon history and institutions were coming from within the ranks of social scientists rather than historians.

The latter volume is particularly noteworthy for its quiet testimony to Dwyer's ecumenism long before that became fashionable, as well as to his competence in and enthusiasm for Mormon history. But The Ge~tileComes to Utah, a definitive work that has become one of the classics of Utah historiography, was Dwyer's greatest historical contribution. The book's only shortcomings are literary: the sometimes archaic diction of Dwyer's prose and the lengthy block quotations that betray its inception as a dissertation.

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