Indian Stories

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Indian Stories
Description she finally composed herself, she ventured up the steps. He was crossing the field, stopped and drank again of the delicious cool buttermilk. She was relieved as she poured the milk he had refused into a pan for the chickens. Elizabeth had just finished mixing bread and set it to raise overnight, washed her hands in the tin washbasin and opened the door and threw the water out. But instead of the water landing on the ground, it went right in the face of an Indian. She was shocked and nearly overcome with fear, as he was on the farm and Indians wers not always friendly. She grabbed a towel and asked bin to come in while she did the best she could to dry his face, hair and coat. She could see he was very angry blaming her for her rudeness, not listening to her apology. Johanna, her sister, saw the need for quick action. She grabbed a plate of cookies and offered him coffee to go with them. This surprised him and he accepted the treat. After a few more cookies and some to take with him, he left. The women knew it was better to feed than to fight the Indians, but were more careful where they emptied their wash water. Ann was home alone with her children on the farm. Her husband had gone to the mountains to get a load of coal. It took two days for the trip. Their farm home was three miles from town, and times like this she worried about Indians. Often Indians would walk through the fields to otner towns and beg at the farm homes. They were mostly friendly but occasionally thev would steal or even kill. It was hard to trust them. Ann always kept food ready to give them, She didn't mind when the men were home but this night she was alone with small children It was well after dark and she was getting the children ready for bed when the door knob rattled and turned. She stood frozen, hut when it stopped and no one came in she relaxed and went on with her work. It turned again, this time she was sure, so she armed herself with the stove poker and 99
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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