The Indian Way

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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title The Indian Way
Description couldn't sleep, she could move about and keep from freezing. She thought about the boys and girls she had gone to school with, and remembered when things didn't go well, they always said she was "nothing but a dumb Indian." Dawn brought with it more chill in the air, and since she could see, Margaretha climbed down from the tree and began to travel south along the edge of the foothills. She knew that it had been a great distance to the south, many days beyond the end of the valley where she had played as a small child. As she travelled, always setting her course between the rising and the setting sun, her clothing caught and tore in the bushes, and she was hungry and tired, but for several days she continued southward. At length she came to a small lake where she could bathe her feet, and rest on the shore by the water's edge. It was while she rested that she saw horsemen coming. There were no bushes, no trees she could hide in. So she sat still, not daring to move. Two Indian braves rode up to her, and spoke in a strange language When she could not understand them, they pointed in the direction of a small dip in the foothills and said to her,"Go!" They rode along on their horses, never giving her a chance to rest, and she went over a low hill and followed a winding trail down the other side. Margaretha had eaten very little since leaving the Hobbs place, and she soon wearied, and stumbled in the rocks and brush that crowded the pathway, but the horsemen prodded her to keep going until they came to a place where a small group of Indians were camped. The women crowded around her, chattering and curious, looking at her torn clothing and scratched and bleeding hands and legs, but she could not talk with them. When more of the men came back from hunting, the women left her and went back to their cooking. She stood, dejected, alone, not knowing what next would befall her. The dogs came sniffing at her clothing, and one -44-
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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 324880
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