An Indian Summer Tragedy

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title An Indian Summer Tragedy
Description Andrew thought the riders were Ephraim boys on a scouting expedition, but soon perceived they were Indians, who made a dash toward the carriage, and upon reaching Willow Creek, leaped across without pausing. Mr. Larsen said, "Those Indians are ridinq mighty recklessly." Andrew replied, "It's probably Chief Blackhawk brinning the Utes to make peace. They've been talking of this." Doctor Lady Snow, speaking in the Danish language, said fearfully, "The Indians are going to hurt you!" She then placed her head upon her lap and remained in that position until they reached Ephraim. Andrew continued at the same pace, saying, "If we try to run, they'll head us off." The Indians crossed the road seventy-five yards ahead of the carriage. Thirteen of them formed a quarter circle thirty yards from the road, then halted. Andrew now fully realized their danger, so whipped the team. They were a pair of trained race horses and began running at top speed. As the carriage passed the Indians, they fired. One bullet struck a horse in the flank, but it kept up its speed. Chief Yeneward, who was also known as Jake Arropeen, was the only Indian who overtook the carriage. He was well-known by the settlers. Nevertheless, he leveled his pistol within three feet of the passengers, fired, and missed. Mr. Larsen leaped over the dashboard and laid low on the doubletree. Andrew remained in the driver's seat. The Chief emptied his gun at the terrified passengers, then drew his bow and shot several arrows. The team slackened its speed as it passed over a swale. The warrior succeeded in striking Andrew with an arrow, then wheeled and returned to his companions. Mr. Larsen heard Andrew groan, jumped back into the carriage and took the lines and whip. Then, with great effort, removed the arrow that had lodged six inches into Andrew's back and shoulder. The injury was so severe he suffered from the effects of it the remainder of his life. -10-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324783
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