An Incident of Savage Cruelty

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
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
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Title An Incident of Savage Cruelty
Description "Come quickly, Brother George. Arrowpeen is selling more stolen children to the Spaniards passing through. We know it has been happening for some time, but we've never been able to catch him before. Today we saw it with our own eyes! " George followed the messenger outside and sprang up onto his horse that had been waiting and tied to Grandma's one clothes line. George had seen many cruel acts of these transient tribes traveling through Sanpete, but he had never seen, even as a young boy accompanying his own father and his Great-grandfather Isaac Morley, what he was about to witness with his own eyes, and several of his trusted men saw it too! As they reached the bowery, they found that the message had been correct. There was Arrowpeen, with face painted in weird design and color, selling Indian boys for one hundred dollars! The girls were bringing two hundred each (and even more) because they made excellent servants for the well-to-do Spanish to take back to Mexico! George, as afraid as he had ever been, and worried for fear of this confrontation falling, hurried over to observe the selling and bidding! What would my Father, Isaac Morley, Junior, have done? What would Grandfather Isaac Senior have done? With great fear and trembling badly, he shouted: "Arrow-peen, you and your brother Sanpitch cannot sell one more of these stolen children! Where did these poor little ones come from that you are selling today? " Arrowpeen uttered a gutteral curse in Indian language, and George understood what he said! Arrowpeen went on with the auction, even promising to throw an Indian woven blanket in for good measure, and to get the Spanish to bid higher! Father Morley had been a dear friend of Grandpa George's. How he wished he were here now. "Do you understand, me? " George was so angry that his eyes were blazing, but so were Arrowpeen's, Sandpttch's and other eyes of their tribe! The big Indian was very angry now. He spat upon the child he held, and flailed with his Tomahawk as if chopping off the child's head! He was not convinced as George Morley and Messenger Wil-liam Black cautioned again and again, and even drew their guns trying to frighten him to give up the child.! -84-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325362
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