A Dissenting Vote

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title A Dissenting Vote
Description A DISSENTING VOTE Norma 3. WanIass Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Anecdote The Black Hawk War had not been officially ended. But that was only a matter of formality, we conceded. Life had been so peaceful for bo long that we were sure there would be no more trouble with the Indiana. Papa advised us to wait another month before we hiked into the mountains east of Manti. Well, we waited and nothing had happened, so Papa gave his permission for us to take the day and hike up to where our sweethearts were cutting timber for building up and improvingManti. We packed enough lunch for tvo meals and started off in the morning. It was about four miles, with the canyon road crossing the creek five times before we finally reached their camp. Indians were hiding under a bridge at the foot of a hill just inside the mouth of the canyon. They had determined to ambush anyone that came up the road that day. Jane Reid, Christena Anderson, Susan Henrie, Liz Johnson, and Sarah Ann and Qaily Cox were laughing and talking as they walked along unsuspecting. NOTHING HAPPENED! They arrived at the caap in time for lunch. The Cox boys, Sdwin, Will, Arthur, Byron, Prank, and Fred Anderson and Luther Tuttle were bantered by the other men, but they took it good naturedly. They knew the others were envious and would have liked to have shared in the delicacies the girls had brought them. About JiOO in the afternoon they started back down the canyon. It didn't take nearly as long to walk down as it had to cliMb up. A few days later the girls learned that their lives had been spared because one of the Indians had recognized two of Frederick Walter Cox's daughters. To carry out a deed all the Indians had to vote in favor-If one dissented the act could not be executed. One of the party had refused to go along with ambushing and scalping the girls because F.V. Cox was his friend. -50-
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