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Coverage of polygamy throughout the West, including many groups and individuals, but with a focus on the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). The editing of my polygamy work is very loose, as it is meant to be a historical archive rather than a portfolio.

Beaver , Arizona

Charity for the FLDS

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Gabriel Owen crosses the Utah-Arizona state line on his way to deliver three tons of potatoes to members of the FLDS polygamous sect in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday July 15, 2017. Owen and the Davis County Cooperative Society have been offering service and donations to needy FLDS members who were evicted from UEP homes in Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz.


Cedar City , Utah

Johnson Family

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
LeAnne Johnson and her children at their new Cedar City home, Wednesday May 24, 2017. The Johnson family relocated to Cedar City after being evicted from UEP Trust properties in Hildale and Colorado City three times. Children are: Larissa (12, green dress), RosaLe (10, brown dress), Janice (8, dark pink dress), Melinda (6, pink dress), and Willis (4).

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
LeAnne Johnson and her children at their new Cedar City home, Wednesday May 24, 2017. The Johnson family relocated to Cedar City after being evicted from UEP Trust properties in Hildale and Colorado City three times. Children are: Larissa (12, green dress), RosaLe (10, brown dress), Janice (8, dark pink dress), Melinda (6, pink dress), and Willis (4).




Colorado City , Arizona

Leroy S. Johnson Meetinghouse

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
painting of the meetinghouse, seen in morningside school, Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
painting of the meetinghouse, seen in morningside school, Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

Morningside School Classrooms

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
morningside school, Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

Morningside School

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Portraits of FLDS prophets including, from right, Warren Jeffs, Rulon Jeffs, and Leroy Johnson, line the hallway in an FLDS school in Colorado City, Ariz., one of a few sites being considered for use as an LDS meetinghouse. The property is owned by the UEP land trust, which is seeking to dispose of its holdings. Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

Around Short Creek

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
FLDS member Bonnie Ream in front of her daughter’s home in Colorado City, Ariz., Tuesday May 23, 2017. Ream has recently moved fifty miles away to Ivins after being evicted from a UEP Trust property, but still returns occasionally to help family.


Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
flds kids with kittens, cats, Tuesday May 23, 2017.

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