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The Miles

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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
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title The Miles
Description soon after and was buried by her mother. He didn't know now, but while he was traveling with this first company toward their future home in the rockies; his first-born son would also die and be buried at Winter Quarters by his grandmother and aunt. Because of the leadership he had sham in Nauvoo and on the trail to Winter Quarters, he had been appointed to be a Captain over ten men on this trip. He was fortunate to have as a member of his ten, Porter Rockwell, an experienced hunter and fearless man. The others were all brave men. There were no cowards in this company. A good hunter was important. The buffalo roamed these plains by the thousands, so a good hunter could keep the company supplied with 'beef.' One day, Ap estimated he could see 8,000 or more head of buffalo. In every direction) he could see the dark, moving mass of the huge creatures. However, becautse of these huge herds of buffalo, the iprairxe was swept clean of 3Jiy kind of vegetation. The land resembled a dusty desert for miles and miles. Sometimes, the only food available for the 'oioneersT animals was branches from the Cottonwood or willow trees that grew along the river or streams. The men cut branches for the animals to eat the leaves. Occasionally, a few horses or mules would stray from their herders in search of better food. The morning after Ap had seen the buffalo, two of the best horses were missing and Ap's ten men were assigned to search for them. The nen ncv ited their animals and followed the stray horses1 tracks toward the river. The tall grass in front of them seemed to be moving too much for the slight breeze. They halted and raised *ifles to fixe, when Indians suddenly appeared in the n»ving grass. The Indians were armed with bows, arrows and some rifles. Their bodies were covered with paint and their only clothing was a scant breachcloth. They acted very menacing. \Jhen the white men prepared to fire, the Indians acted more friendly and asked for '"baco." The pioneers tried to make the Indians understand 99
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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 323870
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323870