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Before the Saints

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8

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Title Before the Saints
Description from Northeastern Asia discovered this continent some 20,000 years ago via a land bridge across the Bering Strait. However, a number of archeologists now believe that the Sanpete area was occupied by big game hunters 40,000 years ago. The first occupants of Sanpete County were hunters of such late Pleistocene fauna as mammoths, sloths, camels and bison. Artifacts of these early people include Clovis and Folsom spear points. These early logs. Flutes have also been found. These early people had simple forms of culture. The Amerinds used a variety of plant and animal life for food. They gathered acorns, pinon nuts, grass seeds, many of the canyons. These early people especially liked the bulrush, sego lily bulbs and other roots. They also hunted small game. Larger game was brought down by using a spear as the major weapon or a dart-thrower called an atatl. Later they developed the bow and arrow. They ate were simply tossed upon the fire until burned, then eaten. They really enjoyed eating giant crickets. Ihe large bugs were rolled around in a bed of red hot coals until the shell had hardened. The shell was then cracked open and the warm meat inside scooped out with fingers and eaten. This was considered a delicacy. They had no suns until the arrival of the white men. The Amerinds were mostly naked, even on the coldest of days. What little clothing they did have was made of leather or fur or even woven textiles. Men wore kilts and the women wore short skirts. Hide moccasins covered their feet. The children were naked. These people did not The Amerinds were in Sanpete long before the arrival of the white immigrants, who considered them to be lawless and troublesome. Hunger led many Amerinds to steal from the white men. The white leaders ruled that the settlers "not kill the wild game, leaving the many deer and elk to be hunted by the Indians. It is better for them to live 24
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324396
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8/324396