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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
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 The Miles
Description they were hunting for two lost horses, whose tracks they had followed to this place. The Indians couldn't or wouldn't understand. One impudent brave tried to shake hands with Porter and at the same tine grab the bridle of his horse, but Porter reined the horse to make it turn and shouted, "Git," and the Indian did. '2he men were sure the Indians knew where the horses were, but they could see they would not recover them without blood being shed. Ap shouted, "come on, let'3 go back. Two horses are not worth the life »f one man." Porter protested, "Let's go after the.se red heathens. One of us can lick six of them. Don't let them get away with our horses." Ap, as the leader, paid, "No, we are going to catch our company. I know they have started on the day's march, vie can't afford to have an Indian war here. We have many miles to go in their territory." They soon caught the train, relieved the men who had driven their wagons for them, and took their usual places, each man beside his wagon. Tonight, they would tell the story and relax. Finally, the wagons came to a halt; the oxen, mules and horses were turned out to feed, fires were lighted, and the aroma of buffalo meat cooking filled the air. After eating, hymns, and prayers, everyone was supposed to retire for rest until 5 a.m. when they were awakened by bugle call for the day's activities. However, most of the company were young. Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, the leaders, were 45 and the oldest, but the majority were younger, much younger, and they didn't have the Puritan training that Brigham had. These young healthy men gathered around the campfires and played what musical instruments they had. Some sang, and danced although they lacked feminine partners. Some evenings, groups met in one wagon or another for story-telling, card-playinfc, checkers, quoits, scuffling, dice-throwing, wrestling and some 'confabulating.' A number of the stories were 'men's' stories and the laughter and fun became loud and boisterous. 100
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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 323871
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323871