Heap Bravesquaw

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title Heap Bravesquaw
Description HEAP BRAVESQUAW Rose Mclff Senior Division First Place Anecdote Midwife Nancy Jane Kenner and husband Dr. Samuel T. Kenner lived in Pettyville. On one occasion when the men had gone hunting, leaving the women alone with the children, Nancy heard something. Looking through the window, she saw a small band of Indians and a chief circling the house. Quickly she hid her children, telling them to stay put, and she would scare the Indians with her butcher knife, locking her door with the old-fashioned lalch which opened from the inside. Unfortunately, the door had a hole in it. Just as she locked the door, she saw the chiefs finger come through the hole. She refused to let him in, and he tried to open the door. She raised the butcher knife to scare him away, shut her eyes and came doen as hard as she could. She heard one loud yelp, opened her eyes to see the Indians leaving, and an Indian's finger on the floor. At that sight, she fainted. Luckily she had one child old enough to help her. Early the next morning, the Indians came back. She was very worried what they would do; however, they came peacefully and knocked. Mr. Kenner went to the door expecting plenty of trouble; instead they requested to see 'Heap brave squaw that would dare cut off finger of chief." She came out to receive the praise as each man filed by taking a turn saying, "Heap brave squaw," "Heap brave squaw." Source: Family history of Dorthella Ludvigson, Lillie Thomas and Rose Mclff. 10
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324508
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