a western US state which is one of the Rocky Mountain States. About two-thirds of the population are Mormons. It was named after the Ute Native American people, and its popular name is the Beehive State. Other Native Americans, such as the Navajo, lived in the area when the Mormons began to settle there in 1847. It became a state in 1896. Its products include cattle, pigs, copper (= a soft reddish-brown metal), gold, silver, oil and medical instruments. Tourist attractions include the Great Salt Lake, the Rainbow Bridge and Zion National Park.