|For the faction that would have appeared in the canceled Van Buren, see Mormon (Van Buren).|
The tribe's history stretches back hundreds of years before the war, the group having settled in the former states of Utah and Nevada. Known as fair traders, Jed Masterson of the Happy Trails Caravan Company mentions that although he is not religious, he has had good experience with trading with New Canaanites, mentioning they are not only fair, but despite their pacifism, they are also keen sharpshooters and will defend themselves.
Alice McLafferty of the Crimson Caravan Company shares with the Courier that traders from New Canaan control the majority of the northern routes. McLafferty reached out to them about establishing a branch within their town, and reported they had started to warm up to the idea.
Daniel will offer to provide the Courier with a book called Scripture, and if they respond affirmatively, he remarks about it being a better response than he usually gets from wastelanders. He will continue to explain why he and Joshua visit the tribes and spread their beliefs. Daniel remarks that for all they know, the New Canaanites "may be all that remains of Christ's followers."
The city of New Canaan was destroyed and its inhabitants murdered by the White Legs, a tribe who were tasked by Caesar to kill Joshua Graham, a New Cannanite and former legate. This was a part of their petition to be absorbed into the Legion. They succeeded in destroying the city and killed their bishop, Mordecai. The White Legs followed them, killing anyone who was not fast enough to escape, including children, the ill and infirm, and those who stopped to help them in the process.
Those who survived the onslaught scattered, some settling in Colorado. A group traveled to Zion Canyon, settling with Joshua Graham and Daniel. The two missionaries live among the Dead Horses and the Sorrows tribes, actively helping them defend against threats while spreading their faith. The missionaries and tribe members will tell the Courier about their beliefs, including that of souls, salvation, and the afterlife.