The Big Chief's Proposal

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
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Title The Big Chief's Proposal
Description and horses in exchange for this land. We've got to keep friendly. This Sanpete tribe like fair play. They know when they're being lied to. So I'd like to understood by every man, woman, and child. We've got to have fair play!" As George Peacock ended his sermon his gaze fe11 upon the Lowry family and he thought, there's one family I can count on. "Emeline," whispered Mary, who was just eighteen and small and vivacious, with a bit of Irish wit like her father, "isn't George Peacock wonderful. I do like his big broad shoulder, his brawny muscles and his masterful voice." "Yes," answered Emeline, "but I like his kind, under-standing eyes best of all. And he's an aristocrat, too. Kit Koon, the stage driver told me his titled parents disowned him when he yeilded to that adventuresome spirit of his and came to America with a group of emigrants to seek opportunity and religious freedom." Bud, and Will and Sam, Jr., the Lowry boys, were equally in favor of their leader. "Say, Mary," said Bud, "did ye hear what he said about the crops? I guess you'll work with the rest of us now." Mary disliked the farm labor that was expected of all members of the family. As the summer days wore on, the little colony prospered and town folks said, "George Peacock has made a pal out of Big Chief Walker." At least he kept peace through frienhship. Since the evening George had asked Emeline to be his bride, the Lowry home was on of the busiest. Quilts were being made and fruit bottled and there was much ado and excitement hummed about the place. One day menacing clouds appeared in the sky. Father Lowry had all his wheat cut. It must be shocked and hauled to shelter before the rain came or it would be ruined. So all members of the family were ordered to the farm that day to work and save the wheat, all but one must go. It was customary to leave one member of the family home to guard against Indian thieves and have a hot meal ready at night for the weary workers. As Mary disliked the farm, she always chose to be the one left. Emeline didn't especially like the farm work, but she feared the Indians and preferred the security of her brothers working near her in the field. They had all been gone about half the day when Mary decided it would be fun to try on her sister's wedding gown. - 21 -
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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 324196
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