Captain Gunnison's Folly

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
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Title Captain Gunnison's Folly
Description CAPTAIN GUNNISON'S FOLLY Salt Lake City, Utah Professional Division Second Place Historical Essay From the beginning, Utah's turbulent early-day history was It was somewhat of a paradox too, in that the very reason motivating the Jtormons, or Latter-Da? Saints, to seek a sanctuary in the Rocky Mountains, was the continual acts of persecution and violence which coming west. The Mormons had no sooner settled themselves when eastern wagon-trains of immigranta began to trickle through the territory en route to the gold fields of California. Little Incidents and major happenings betveen these immigrants territorial Inhabitants. The good work accomplished by Jacob Haroblin and other missionaries was now being undone. faction for the atrocities committed on, or by, red or white nen-Esther, it is more likely the culmination of a series of incidents, deeds and events: the Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857, the Black Hawk War of 1865, and numerous other killings and depredations. Be the recalcitrant imugrants antagonizing the Indians against the of really great magnitude and portent, took place October 26, 1853, This tragedy occurred just six years after the Mormon leader, Brigham Young, led trie first company ox hardy pioneers into the valley of the Great Salt Lake, July 24, 1847. The massacre Itself was unique due to the fact that It was not party was concerned, but Captain John W. Gunnison, himself, was a attitude, coupled with daring and bravado, were virtues which even- uncalled-for blood-letting. The slaughter took place at a small Glowing reports were being received In the East via mall fron relatives, gold-seekers, adventurers, and the Military. Returning expeditions, such as Fremont, Stansbury, and, previously, Lewis and Clark, along with men from the California gold fields, all expounded the natural resources and potential gain. Just for the taking. All -5-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323103
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