Grandpa and the Indain

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g92
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
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Title Grandpa and the Indain
Description something about this family, for Grandma had a knack with children and stops of any length would find her the center of a group of youngsters and almost without being aware of what she ws going she would be telling stories and super- vising activities that were of a constructive nature. This inherent ability to teach became more pronounced as they traveled along and by the time they were established in Utah, her reputation was established also. There is not much of romance in this narrative. Grand- ma married shortly after arriving in Salt Lake City, and before long left with Grandfather to settle in Sanpete Valley. Living in a small cabin in the village of North Bend (Fairview) was not all fun, but, because it was the life of the entire group and because simple pleasures, joys, and sorrows were shared by all, there was a bond of love and happiness that united and gave strength to all. Between routine duties, which were antyhing but light, rearing a family and coping with the Indians, who at the time were more of a nuisance than a danger, she still managed to gather around her the entire group of children in the small settlement and so their schooling began and kept right along with the household tasks. Gathered in a large group in a small cabin, arithmetic, spelling and reading became part of their daily life. Grandmother was not always an easy task mistress and often used "discipline" to obtain desired results. It did not take her long to sense that she had a real responsibility to those children. Because she was not afraid of respon-sibility and assumed it when necessary, others soon began to rely on her to solve other problems that arose, and added to her teaching, out of sheer necessity she became fairly skilled in the art of nursing. A few years after arriving at their new home, the shooting of an Indian by a white man in the southern part of the county caused a great deal of agitation, and before long, spurred on by their chief, the Indians became bolder and really became a worry to the white settlers. In spite of the fact that the Indians who had a settlement a few miles to the north, had been a problem due to petty stealing and because they would walk into a house when they felt like it, Grandma had been on good terms with them and on many occasions had helped them by binding up injuries or attempting to instruct them in what to do in come cases of illness. - 36 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324178
Reference URL