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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Duskee
Description DUSKEE Lucille R. Seely Mt. Pleasant, Utah Senior Division Honorable Mention Short Story Way down in the Monument Valley Country lived a Navajo Indian family. The father's name was Kateso. His first wife died and he married a young squaw who neglected the children from his first marriage. They didn't have much for themselves so the children were on their own. One of the little boys, called Duskee, was tending a small herd of sheep to earn a little money to live on, but he was having a hard time to survive under the circumstances. A very kind man named Leo Seely went down into that country to buy some Navajo sheep and in his travels ran into this dirty tousel-headed Indian boy. He tried to talk to him, but they just didn't speak the same language. There was a certain feeling of love and concern that appealed to Mr. Seely, and he wondered if somehow he could take this boy home. Mr. Seely talked to some government men in charge of In-dian affairs and asked if it would be possible to take him home and care for his needs, and under the circumstances they too thought it was a very good idea. When they asked Duskee's father for permission, he said it would be all right if his boy would leave him all the money he had earned and it was agreed upon. The next problem was to clean him up so he could live with the Seely family when they got home. There were some school teachers in the area who agreed to help with the job. All they had was some coal oil so they washed his head good in that and it seemed to work as not one of the lice was ever seen again. Duskee said goodbye to the Monument Valley and got in the car headed for Mt. Pleasant, Utah. They arrived in the middle of the night so Mr. Seely tucked his new son in the back seat of the car where he slept until morning. He came in the house and went to bed without telling his wife he had -117-
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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 324795
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