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Black Hawk and His War

Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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ID 324024
setname snowc_sts
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=324024

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Title Black Hawk and His War
Description pioneers had finally triumphed! In Fort Ephraim on August 19, 1868, Black Hawk and a number of chiefs met with white leaders in a bowery south of the First Ward school house. Apostle Orson Hyde presided. Many of the younger braves were unruly and defiant, using threats and boasting of theix dreadful deeds. Black Hank calmed them, giving assurance of the Mormon's friendship. Promises of gifts and the realisation of the pioneers' rapidly growing numbers had the desired effect upon the Indians. The company adjourned to Hans "Rich" Hansen's lawn, south of the creek, under a. tall pine tree. The Indians passed the peace-pipe and even the good Honrtons participated in the ceremony. Indians received blankets, pieces of bright calico and plugs of tobacco. They proudly donned their blankets despite the heat of the dayt and thereafter, are believed to have kept their promise of peace. Sona outlaws and adventurers continued sporadic ambuscades until 1892. A peace treaty was also signed in Mt. Pleasant on September 17, 1872. Chief Black Hawk's character assumed heroic proportions when he was weakened by a wound and sought for peace. He retired to the Uintah Reservation and became one of the most peace-loving aad lain 18?O the Chief made a surprising resolution to visit every settlement where he had caused injury anH seek forgiveness. He and some companions set out on this peace path. Settlers escorted them from one location to the next—to honor as well as protect him. Black Hawk said if he had known the Mormons as he did now he would not have made war. Following this sentimental journey, Black Hawk returned to his birthplace, at Spring Lake Villa, in a critically ill condition-White settlers watched with interest as tribal members cared for him until his death. Mournful Indians, that day, carried nis body on a horse, south-east, through the oak and sagebrush toward the mountains This humble funeral procession aided this cnce migiity ehieftan on his journey to the Happy Hunting Ground—a peaceful, quiet termination for a man who created some of the most stirring chapters In Inter-Mountain history. Sources: Books: Utah's Black Hawk War by Carlton Culmsee. Orson Hyde by Howard H. Barron. Indian Depredations in Utah by Peter Gottfredson. Personal Interviews with Alonzo Hansen and Gladys H. Sparks
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
ID 323920
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=323920
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