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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 terms of peace, and he demanded that Ivie be given to the I ndians for trial. This was re n e c t eo and Springville made ready for an attack. Walker, however, first moved his people to Sanpete where they would have protection and food, and then attacked the settlers in various communities. Over a period of months about a dozen settlers were killed and several hundred head of livestock were Eventually the war wound down, thanks in part to the efforts of Brigham in appealing to reason and appeasing Walker with trinkets and tobacco. As he approached what was to be his last winter. Walker did not feel up to crossing the turbulent Colorado to winter with the Navajos, as he usually did, and instead went to Parowan where John D. Lee and others would befriend him. He hoped he might also run across his brother Joseph who was long overdue from a horse-stealing venture. He traveled with " 2 3 men, 2 5 squaws, 120 horses, 20 head of oxen, some sheep, cows and goats. " (Sonne 213) At Parowan he threatened to punish the Piede tribe i f they stole from the Mormons or "Americats" (gold seekers) who were passing by. Again he became sick and again the native cures and medicines did no good. Although it was still winter, he decided to go north and may have planned to seek aid from Brigham. He had to be lifted onto his horse and had to have a rider on each side to keep him from falling. When the party reached Corn Creek, his condition was too bad for them to go on. He instructed his people to bury him in the traditional way. Brigham, who always knew where Walker was, sent a messenger with a letter for Walker, but it did not reach Corn Creek before the Chief died. Chief Kanosh warned the Mormons that a burying party would try to kill two Mormons to 81
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325051
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/325051