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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s65x272x
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Description COST OFFSET Wilma Despain Centerfield, Utah Professional Division Honorable Mention "Oh Isaac, how can you even think of giving our darling to those savages? You've given them everything they have ever asked for, but now this! I won't let them have my baby, do you hear, I won't let them!" Alnora, Father Morley's wife was near hysteria as she screamed these words through tightly stitched lips! "Dear, I have tried to explain to you that it is better to lose one life, no matter how precious, than many." Father Morley's voice was hoarse and strained from much pleading with the Indians and with his distraught, frantic wife. He tried once more to reason with her, but she did not hear him and continued to plead with him to not let those savages have their darling, brown-eyed boy. Alnora, not a stranger to death, heart ache and trauma, was the sister of Eliza R. Snow, the poetess, and just as sensitive and refined. Patriarch Morley, called Father by his co-settlers of Manti and also by the red men, who saw the love these pioneer saints had for their leader, had had many decisions to make in his life time. He, too, was no stranger to heart ache and had a first-hand acquaintance with all the rigors and tragic things that happend to many of these brave, early day colonists. He had had his farms, his businesses and all burned by maddened mobs in the East before Manti days; he had given his all for the church, and had come west with the first companies, and then was sent here to Manti as head of the ones there. This cruel, cold afternoon the Chief of the Indians of this area had come with some of his braves to demand this baby as a token of trust from the 'mericats'. He was stirred up, periodically, by his two renegade brothers, Sanpitch and Arrow-peen, and this time they meant business! His braves hunched down in their blankets for warmth and stared at the ones gathered there with hostile eyes and with ice forming from the steam from their mouths and those of their horses. After much prayer and deliberation, Father Morley, who had been counselor to the first Bishop of the church in 1833, and had had to make many hard decisions and give his all before, give his boy to them! They prayed and despaired for three days, then they saw the big white horse of Chief Walker (Yawder-ao or Yawkeraw) approaching. They ran to meet them, even though weak and terrified! "We will all be killed now," but they wanted to learn the fate of that baby. There her was, very, very dirty, but unharmed, from his visit in this bitter weather. Chief Walker indicated with sign language, Indian language,and some English, that, "Father Morley trust Walker, he Walker's friend forever more, no -3-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324092
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324092