Indian Messenger

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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 Indian Messenger
Description Now it looked as if peace might finally come between the white settlers and the Indians. General Morrow, Apostle Orson Hyde, bishops from each of the towns around, and Colonel Red-dick Allred called a meeting in Mt. Pleasant. They intended to have the Indian chiefs and noted braves in attendance, too. President Hyde, being aware of Will's friendship with the Indians and his knowlege of their language, asked if Will would carry word to the Indian people that a meeting was to be held with the white leaders where, hopefully, terms could be agreed upon which would bring peace to the two restless nations. Will readily agreed, mounted his pony, and rode to the Indian camp in the Indianola Valley. The redmen were also ready to talk peace, so Chiefs Tabiona, White Hare, Angiaebl and others who had served under Chief Black Hawk accepted Will's invitation and rode with him back to Mt. Pleasant. There was still much distrust on the part of both whites and Indians. The chiefs did not feel comfortable in the white men's houses nor did the white men feel comfortable having the Indians in close quarters with them. So it was that, after meeting in the social hall for many hours, the chiefs stood, on the porch of Bishop William S. Seely's home, the white leaders sat on chairs in-side the doorway, and the required signatures or "marks " were made on the documents laid on a table separating them. Peace had been officially declared, but it was a while before the settlers and the red men could live as friends. Will was, however, pleased that he had been a part of such a histor-ic event: to have been chosen to bring the Indians to parti-cipate in the events of the day (September 17, 1872). Someday he would have mush to tell children and grandchildren. Though the years passed, Will's friendship with the Indian people did not wane. Later, when Will had his own home at the north edge of town and had established himself as a butcher, the Indians often camped in his corral-always a little unsettling to Will's wife and children. If Will had recently butchered livestock, the Indians gleefully wrapped the discarded entrails around sticks and roasted them over the open fires, a prized delicacy-for the Indians! (Will never forgot his early adventures with Indian food!) And Will's older children for years believed their youngest sister, Louise, had been brought by the Indians, for that was what Will and his wife, Bothilda, had told them when they arrived home from school one day in mid-March of 1907 to find a tiny new black-haired sister. -13-
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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 325406
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