A Good Deed

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
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 A Good Deed
Description Marjorie M. Riley 2005 Lincoln Circle Salt Lake City, Utah Non-profesaional Division Third Place Anecdote Years ago the government established an Indian Reser-vation at Thistle, later renamed Indianola. After the Reservation was closed, Indian groups made annual pilgri-mages to that site, camping at familiar spots along the way. One of the last times anyone saw such a group was in 1920. A buck, his squaw and several children camped by a stream and some tall trees about a hundred yards from our farm house at Birch Creek. In the meantime, one of their two horses became sick, so they stayed at this camp for several days. Mother took food to them and Dad took feed for their horses, trying to help them out as best they could. But the Indian could do nothing for his sick horse and it continually got worse, suffering greatly as the time went by. One morning, very early, Dad slipped over to the Indian camp and proceeded to put the animal out of its misery. When the Indian found his horse, he tried to lift its head to wake it up, but to no avail. It was then that Dad told him he would give him a horse and help him on his way. Shortly after, the Indian family was seen heading down the road, happy with its one nag and our old horse "Jake", a fifth horse we really didn't need anyway-so said Dad. Source: Personal Recollections of the Author. -10- A GOOD DEED
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 322990
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