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
Format application/pdf
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 Slowly she got to her feet again, and picked up a stick that bad been brought there by the water when it ran high in the stream bed and flooded the banks. Walking was easier with the stick to help her, and she followed along the edge of the ravine, going southward, until night came. There were no trees she could stop in, only rocks and crevasses, and as she watched lizards and horned toads and heard the cry of a night hawk, she wondered where she could sleep. She made her way down the steep bank of the small ravine and began to look for a cleft in the bank where she might be safe through the night. The wash was deeper here, and as she walked slowly, examining the banks, she noticed horses hoof prints on the sandy bottom. As she rounded another bend in the dry wash, she came face to face with Ammon, standing by his horse. Stolidly Margaretha looked at him. She knew her clothes were torn and dirty, but she was so tired that nothing mattered. He spoke quietly: "Come, we go to my mother's tent. She will help you." He reached to touch a long scratch on her arm where dust had settled on the blood that had dried there. Margaretha protested weakly, "But the old chief said I must go." "Since the Treaty, we no longer live as a tribe," Ammon answered. "Each family alone. The old chief and his people will not know you are with us. You will be safe there." Margaretha learned the ways of the Ute women. She worked hard and learned to travel with them as they moved from place to place. When they went to the Reservation, she went with them. She kept busy as they moved about, and when it was warm and the sun shone and there was food to be found in forest and streams they were happy. And when it was cold and sand blew with the snow in the winter, they suffered much. Many of the old and sick ones died. The food promised to them on the Reservation was slow in coming, or did not come at all. -46-
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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 324882
Reference URL