Red Cloud the Friendly Indian

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Red Cloud the Friendly Indian
Description and have pack horses with special saddles to carry their supplies to the mountains. These horses were also used to move all the food, tent and camp equipment to other camp sites when a greener and fresher grazing spot was needed in order to find sufficient feed for the sheep and horses, Sach year in late August, a special and welcome visitor came by the Anderson camp and would spend at least one night with them. This was Red Cloud, a Ute Indian from Arizona. The light brown pony that was his means of travel was tame, gentle and friendly like her master. Her narae was Roxana, which means "Dawn of Say." Her bridle was made of leather straps with a metal bit held in her mouth by two metal rings, to which two long leather straps were fastened. These straps supplied the reins by which Red Cloud could guide her. Roxana would readily respond to a light tug on these reins or a soft-spoken word from her master, indicating the direction and speed she should travel, or giving her a warning of loose rocks, snakes or other dangers along the treacherous mountain trails. The saddle was merely a rope around her neck which was carried back around her body and fastened around several blankets and a few other supplies. These blankets provided a "would-be bed" and protection for Red Cloud when and wherever night would overtake them, Even though Red Cloud was invited to sleep in the shelter of the tent on a bed of pine boughs with M.3 friends, the herders, he always refused. He chose to spread his blankets under a large pine tree where he could enjoy the open sky, moon and stars, and listen "to the sounds of nature. In stormy weather, when possible, he would seek shelter in caves or under rock ledges. However, in the early morning when the arona of food reached his nostrils, he was willing to accept an invitation to eat with his friends. He seemed to enjoy the bacon, eggs and coffee, or mutton, sourdough pancakes, butter and honey, and would express his gratitude sincerely. It was a pleasant change from his usual diet of fish, rabbit, wild chicken, 35
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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 323832
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