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Manti City Cemetery Epigraphs

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Manti City Cemetery Epigraphs
Description trouble in the early history of the Sanpete area. He had served as Indian interpreter for many years* At times he had been surrounded by the Indians when he knew that one vmrd, action, or look would have cost him his life. He knew he must never show fear, because if he did he would have received no consideration. He was a brave man with the courage the Indians admired. The Indiana who lived in our valley had different notions than we do about their spiritual life. Their elder "brother God was good, but they thought if they served Satan through fear of what he night do to then, they would be all right. In I864-65 the Indians were wintering at Gunnison, and many of them died from smallpox, a very contagious disease which they did not understand. They blamed the Honnons for this calamity and in their minds accused the Mormons of working with Satan. They thought they could stop the sickness by killing Honnons in retaliation. In February 1865, Black Hawk told Lowry what the Indians were going to do when the snow went off. They would kill the Mormons and eat Mormon beef. Lowry went to the Bishop with this information. The Bishop said, "There are not enough of them," but Lowry knew better. He knew they were killing cattle, for he had found the skull of an ox which he had owned. Lowry then talked to the Indians in such a way that they agreed to pay him for the animal by fetching him a horse. But there was one Indian, Jake Arropeen, who would not accept this peaceable settlement. His father had died during the winter, and this day in Manti he was shouting he would kill Ilornons and eat Mormon beef. Lowry tried to get the Indians to make Arropeen stop yelling and let him, Lowry, talk. Just then someone called out, "Look out, he is getting his arrows." At this Lowry rode up to the Indian and turned him off his 39
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323797
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323797