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Walkara

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s68p5xng
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng

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Title Walkara
Description to him. Some may have regretted the decision, because Walkara proved to be a stern The group was called " chaquetones" by the Spaniards be caus e they wore long costs made of brown skins. Eventually, Walkara became the war chief of the Ute nation, but Sowiette, a moderate, was the civil chieftain. in business with trappers Jim Beckwourth and Pegleg Smith, On a marketing expedition to Los Angeles, Jim and Pegleg became drunk and traded skins for firewater. But Walkara wanted horse. rounded up six hundred head and made a safe getaway. By deserting the trappers, Walkara believed he had made enemies of them. He knew through the grapevine that Beckwourth had gone and that Pegleg was drinking, gambling and fighting in the saloons of Santa Fe. One day the men rode into Walkara' s camp, however. Not a word was spoken while the squaws prepared a meal of beaver meat, soup and gruel made from seeds. A few draughts of firewater from the white men' s canteen loosened tongues. Old planning a grand horse heist in southern California. Beckwourth and a few men spent about a month scouting the area. He convinced the Spanish ranchers that he had come in search of roads, trails, watering places, and where the most and best horses could be found. Walkara' s strategy was to divide the raiding party into several groups, each with a leader. The groups the desert by di fferent routes, whi ch would confuse the ranchers and keep them from uniting
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Identifier 088_Walkara.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325044
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/325044