The earliest verifiable story of a Muslim living in the Mountain West dates to 1538 when a Moroccan Muslim slave, Estevanico (aka. Mustafa Zemmouri) sailed through the Colorado River on a Spanish exploration.
The project Muslims in the Mountain West chronicles the experiences of Muslims as they live and imagine their own Americanness. Here you will find primary research sources on the history of Islam in the six Rocky Mountain states with interviews, podcasts, photos and videos. This website is an online space for Muslim-Americans to speak loudly about their presence and culture in America’s heartland.
Click one of the 6 Rocky Mountain states to learn more about the Muslim population in that region.