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The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County

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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
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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 The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County
Description after having taken him on such a perilous journey to an un~ known wilderness, and among strange people. This happened to young Andy. It is also theorized, and with reason, that a conflicting opinion arose over the idea of polygamy, which was then advocated by the Mormon Church It is believed the Bjerregaard fami1 y would not con form to this co - habntive W3y of living, so as a result of this contention, the f aiffi 1 y moved back to Missouri , 1 eftvi n q Andy in the care of another family in Ephraim. The senior Bjerregaards were disillusioned, {Many years later, while on a trip back east, Andrew surprised his aged parents with a visit. They had not seen mother exclaimed, "Oh, it's Andrew!" A tearful but happy reunion followed.) As Andrew was entering into his formative years of boyhood, tension was building in Sanpete County between the Indians and settlers. Numerous depredations had been inflicted herders had been massacred. Brigham Young's policy toward the to feed, than to fight them. In a way, this was understandable, for at least a two-fold reason. First, the Indians vastly out-numbered ttie settlers, and secondly, to have trouble with them would hamper colony expansion that was being established throughout the Territory of Utah at that time. The situation then, at this point, in Sanpete County was akin to a lighted match over a powder keg. And then it happened--the seemingly inevitable. The the turmoil that was going on when Andrew Bjerregaard was trying to accumulate a herd of cattle on his own. Constant Indian attacks and the threat of total annihilation kept him and the townsmen continually on guard while trying to eke out a livelihood at the same time. At an age when most boys were indulged in, Andrew realized that with him, it was either "sink or swim". He had to think, work and assume responsi- he should have been. The treaty with Black Hawk had been signed in 1868. It was about this time Andy decided upon entering the freinh11no business. Settlers needed clothes, tools, equipment and almost everything. Here was an opportunity to make big money -32-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323713
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323713