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How an Indain Remedy Helped Cure a White Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64

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Title How an Indain Remedy Helped Cure a White Man
Description sisters start treating him like the big brother that he really was. He was bigger than any of them. A few days later when Carol came home from school, she was surprised to see Curly lying lazily in the box behind the big black stove in the kitchen. "He's got the mumps," her mama said. "So I guess we will have to care for him in the house again." Carol picked Curly up and looked at him. Sure enough, he had fat cheeks and he gave weak little squeals when she moved him about. "He feels awful mama, just like I did." Then she spoke softly to Curly as she put him back in the box. "Don't worry, just get all better. He don't want your whole family getting the mumps, now do we?" So that is how Curly, who was once a runt , got to live in a nice warm house two times in his early days. Source: This story, based on fact, was told to the author by her older brothers and sisters. HOW AN INDIAN REMEDY HELPED CURE A WHITE MAN Ila C. Miller Manti, Utah Senior Division First Place Anecdote Nels was a young boy of about twelve or thirteen years of age when his father was suddenly overcome with arthritis and was unable to work. An Indian friend said, "What's the matter you no can work?" When told what the matter was, he said, "Me cure. He know what to do." He then asked to be taken to the mountains to gather herbs for medicine. As Nels could drive a team, he was told to hitch the team to the buck-board and take the Indian to the mountains. A lunch was packed, and a large washtub placed in the back to carry the herbs; the Indian and his squaw got in. They had Nels drive up Six-Mile Canyon. When they found the proper place the Indians got out and went to gather herbs, and Nels was left to watch the team. All the time stories of Indian troubles and raids were going through his mind. As the hours passed he began to wonder if they were ever coming back. Finally, at noon they came back with their collection of herbs, put them in the tub, ate their lunch, and left to gather more herbs. Again Nels was to watch and worry and wonder what might happen. -49-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325242
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64/325242