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 CHIEF HATX^T A"TD HIS PiniANR Aroused to greater effort and imbued with the ideal of eternal progression, the pioneers ventured out into the valley, where they made new hones in log cabins, the timber for which was brought down from the mountains. Throughout the early spring, while the industrious settlers were building their new homes, they were surrounded by the Sanpitches, a tribe of low-grade Indians, who ^ad remained near the Whites during the strenuous winter, living mainly on the carcasses oF catfe that froze or signs of hostility toward the settlers as they moved from their dug-outs into the log cabins along the nearby creeks. The outlook for the new settlement, in the greening valley away from the rocky point, appeared brighter. About the first of July the complexion of the situation changed, causing the colonists to again turn to the gray hill for aid and protection. At this time, the fierce warrior-chief of the Utes, Walker, and 700 of his tribe, fresh from a the valley. Proudly exhibiting their'troDhies of war, they pitched their "wickiups" in a large seni-circle, east and south of the settlement, and then commenced a demonstration of savage pageantrv, which brought torture to their helpless captives and foreshadowed ill for the little band of pioneers. The victorious Walker, proud and haughty, was not to be trusted; even though it was upon his invitation and profession of friendship that the pioneers >>ad come into his country to make their homes. At any monent he might treacherously attack the new settlement, vhose crude log ^uts, few in number, would provide small protection against an attack bv an overwheIn*1 np nurnher o dwellers of each humble hut sent forth fervent prayers to the ^hrone of ^od asking for protection and guidance. 127
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