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Bits of Early Sanpete History

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Bits of Early Sanpete History
Description Walker's move was an unexpected surprise, but records reveal that it was neither the first nor the last of like events: (a) Father Escalante visited the Indians on Utah Lake, September 24, 1876. (b) Walker, Sowiette and a large body of Utes visited Salt Lake in 1848. (c) Parley P. Pratt's men visited little Salt Lake near Parowan, June 15, 1850. (d) Brigham Young had read Captain Fremont's report of Utah and its Indians. On May 20, 1844, Fremont met Chief Walker with a band of Utes journeying to levy the annual toll upon the users of the Spanish Trail. He reports, "They were all mounted and armed with rifles. They used their rifles well. They were robbers of a hioner order than those of the deserts. They conducted their depredations with form and under the color of trade and tol1 for pass ing through their country. Instead of attacking and killing they effect to purchase, taking the , horses they like, and giving something nominal in return." The possession of horses changed the lives of the Indians, Chief Walker gave his evaluation: "Within my own remembrance there was a time when my people had not horse. Against their enemies they were as nothing, but with horses all is changed. With horses, man can pursue his enemies or escape his enemy. With horses, man is fleet as a deer, cunning as a wildcat and Without horses, man walks and is poor. Horses are the wealth of the world, the most wanted of all things. send four scouts to check the potential of the "Sanpitch" for settlement. They were Joseph Home, William Phelps, Ira Willis, D. B. Huntington, with Chief Walker as their guide. They arrived at what is now Manti on August 20, 1849. The white men were treated as royally as any real-estate dealer treats his clients today. All the canyon streams were at low flow at that time of the year, but the Chief took time to show them the indications, in each, of the high water flow. Many springs were visited as well as tree-covered mountains. The wide, level valley wily Chief played his 40-mile-long "trump card". Here were 30,000 to 40,000 acres of choice meadowland located on the floor of the valley in the shape of the letter "V". With its base at the Gunnison Reservoir, one wing extended north to Fountain Green and the other to the east, south of Moroni -119-
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Identifier 133_Bits of Early Sanpete History.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323626