European trappers and fur traders explored some areas of Utah in the early 19th century from Canada and the United States.
The Spanish made further explorations in the region but were not interested in colonizing the area because of its desert nature.
In 1821, the year Mexico achieved its independence from Spain, the region became known as part of its territory of Alta California.
Utah was Mexican territory when the first pioneers arrived in 1847. territory upon the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848.
Early in the Mexican–American War in late 1846, the United States had taken control of New Mexico and California. The treaty was ratified by the United States Senate on March 11.
The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, and mining and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. Utah also has the 14th-highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U. However, no such word actually exists in the Utes' language, and the Utes referred to themselves as Noochee.
The connection of "Utah" to mountains likely originated as a "Mormonization" of references to mountains made by members of the Ute tribe.
The territory was given the name Utah after the Ute tribe of Native Americans. government intensified due to the practice of plural marriage, or polygamy, among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. government opposed the polygamous practices of the Mormons.
Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital in 1856. The Mormons were still pushing for the establishment of a State of Deseret with the new borders of the Utah Territory. Members of the LDS Church were viewed as un-American and rebellious when news of their polygamous practices spread.
Thousands of years before the arrival of European explorers, the Ancestral Puebloans and the Fremont people lived in what is now known as Utah, some of which spoke languages of the Uto-Aztecan group.