NEH-TIG-A-Gand

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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92

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Title NEH-TIG-A-Gand
Description In the late afternnon of the fourth day, as the field workers were returning for the night, Chief Walker raced past the wagons in a cloud of dust, entearing the fort through the gates just opened to receive them. He pulled back hard on the halter and his roan horse reared to a standstill, his front hoofs wildly cutting through the air, his eyes dis- tended, his nostrils flared, and the spittle forming a goatee from his lower jaw. Then Walker gave him his head and he plunged to the earth, running a tight circle around the flag pole in the middle of the fort, as he unmercifully beat him across the withers, first on one side and then the other as he screamed his defiance. Walt was coming up the road when they came for him. He left his wagon and came as fast as he could on foot. He ran to the speeding horse, grabbed the halter, dug his heels into the dirt and hung on until the big roan finally slowed down. Walker leaped from its back angrily. He was a tall man, over six feet. His skin was the color of copper, and his coarse black hair hung down over his chest in two long thick braids. Although he was in his early forties there was not an ounce of excess flesh on him. For a moment Walt didn't know if he was going to strike him or not. Then Walker asked, "Where is the old one?" "She is well cared for," Walt answered. "Bring her to me," walker ordered. "You know I wouldn't do that to a mother of seven such noble chiefs as Walker and his brothers Arapene, Sanpitch, Grospeen, Tabinaw, Ammon, and Yankawalkita. You should go to her and beg her forgiveness." "Chief Walker does not beg. Only squaws and papoosses beg," he declared arrogantly. "If you will speak with a straight tongue and promise not to hurt her again, I will take you to her," Walt said. "Only the Great Spirit tells Chief Walker what he must do," Walker replied haughtily. Walt pointed to the opposite side of the fort. "She's over there," he said. Chief Walker walked with all his regal bearing. He had to stoop to get through the door. The room was very crowded, with two of Walt's wives and their children sharing it. The terrified little girls hid under the table. The squaw crouched in a corner. - 14 -
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Identifier 020_NEH-TIG-A-Gand.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324189
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324189