Brownskin Raiders

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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
Format image/jpeg
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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Title Brownskin Raiders
Description and got into the boat. She sat down and looked back at my father and was startled to see a deep expression of anxiety on his face. A still small voice seemed to say, "Get off the boat." Before realizing anything, she stepped out of the boat on to the shore. The boat steamed away with thirteen happy carefree people. My mother stood on the shore a little hurt and disappointed. The boat crossed the lake. When it started on its return trip, a light wind began to blow. Quickly heavy black clouds appeared; the wind gained in velocity, the high waves dashed against the boat causing it to dance and sway upon the water. The passenger's became panicky and in trying to get adjusted, too many rushed to one side and the boat capsized. In a few moments thirteen people were floundering in the water, thirteen voices calling for help. Eleven of them could not swim. Two mand made it to the shore. When relatives and friends on the shore realized what had happened, they became hysterical, screaming and crying. Pandemonium broke out. Then for just one moment there was a deep silence. There was no voice to call for help, only the howling wind and the dashing of the waves upon the shore could be heard. Eleven people had met death in a water grave. Hours through the night and the next day were spent to recover the bodies. A day that had begun with sunshine and happiness had ended in darkness and sorrow. Mother and Father, like many, many others, drove home in silence. When the children were in bed, Father took Mother in his arms and held her tightly to him. There was little need for words. While rearing us children, Mother always admonished us to always take heed of that "Still small voice." BROWNSKIN RAIDERS Gerald Henrie Provo, Utah Honorable Mention Short Story Senior Division Sanpitch (now called Sanpete) was first colonized by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who left Salt Lake City,Utah,by team and arrived in Sanpete in November of 1849. The first colony settled in Manti in Central Utah and a few years later some members moved seven miles north of Manti to what is now called Ephraim. Previous to the colony going to Sanpete, the deceptive War Chief Walker of the Ute Indians had personally called on Brigham Young, Presi-dent of the L.D.S. Church, and invited settlers to colonize in Sanpete and when the colonizers arrived, the Ute Indians performed the outrageous and unfriendly act of burning all the grass off the swamps along the Sanpitch River. This act of obs-truction caused the colonizers to lose a great majonty of their cattle that winter through starvation and exposure to heavy snows and cold weather. -52-
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Identifier 062_Brownskin Raiders.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324102
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324102