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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Captain Gunnison's Folly
Description He learned froa Call Chat; the old father of Chief Moshuquop of the Pahvants had been killed by California-bound Missouri immigrants. The Pahvants were out to kill whites, any whites, for revenge. become involved, caught up in all its fury. This event alone should have made Gunnison "stay put" in Fillmore until this thing was set-tied, hut his sense of duty, and the realization tihe winter would task. His intention was to work to the mouth of the Sevier River Again* Gunnison split his party, sending one group to explore Some miles down the river, camp was made by Gunnison and his well-protected sith willow, tamarack and high steep banks. In the meantime, Moshoquop's warriors had learned of their -presence; they were carefully laying plana for an ambush. Another quote from the Gunnison Valley Centennial History body was pierced by many arrows. He dropped in the tall grass and shot of an Indian renegade took his life." Somehow, two men, according to the account, ude their escape and attempted to find the other group some thirty miles away* The separated group was soon found up the river; immediately they returned to the scene of the tragedy. The sight they encountered chilled them with fear. It was several days before the settlers at Fillmore received men, along with Chief Sanosh (who was friendly and extremely helpful The remains of Gunnison's men were buried at the camp-site; however. Captain Gunnison was placed to rest in the Fillmore, Utah cemetery. Id addition to Captain John W. Gunnison, seven other men lost their lives in the massacre. The loss of these eight men was a staggering blov, not only to their respective families, but also to the nation as a whole. It served to fire the indignation of people -7-
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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 323105
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