The White Woman

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Title The White Woman
Description THE WHITE WOMAN Euth D. Scow Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Short Story The spring of 1830 brought hope and enthusiasm to the Sanpete settlers who had managed to survive the winter* Now with warming days they could begin to break the ground and plant crops; also they could begin to build permanent homes* Some had spent the long, dreary months of winter in wagonbox homes or in earthen dugouts, or even in caves dug and out into the south side of the gray hill that protruded into the valley. Even the Indians, who had survived the winter by eating the frozen carcasses of the settlers' cattle, felt that "they had never had it so good." One day in early spring, Chief Walker and his many warriore arrived in the settlement of Manti with their reminders of victory: the scalps of their victims, plus live prisoners, young and old. from the defeated tribes. The warriors pitched their wickiups between the gray hill and the creek that brought water to the Manti settlement. To have the Indians among them alarmed the settlers* Much of the tine the Indians forced their captives to march in a large circle and carry aloft, on long poles, the scalpa of their loved ones who had perished la battle. Hound and round they marched, at tines emitting cries and wails of remembrance. The settlers wrote that they felt like "the mouse in the lion'a paw," as told in Aesop's fable. One little Indian "boy with no one to care for him managed the best he could for food, but at night-time he waited until the fires of the Indians had burned into embers. Carefully he scraped them off the warned ground, and where it was, he made his bed for the night. Ons morning, the settlers found his frozen, emaciated little body lying on the cold, cold ground. The settlers did what they could to alleviate the suffering of the Indians, their families, and the prisoners, always careful to not upset then, but always to show compassion. Brigham Young was aware of conditions in the Manti settlement, and he sent a man, a Dr. Sicharde, to help. The SONG OF A CSHTUHY says the good doctor did help the settlers, without money and without price* In fact* the sign over his office read: Teeth Extracted with Pleasure, Without Pain, -61-
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