The Early Native Americans Took Care of Their Old and Useless

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Early Native Americans Took Care of Their Old and Useless
Description THE EARLY NATIVE AMERICANS TOOK CARE OF THEIR OLD AND USELESS Wilma Morley Despain 683 North Main Street Alpine, UT 84003 Professional Division Third Place Anecdote In the early Spring of 1898, some thirteen wagon loads of Pioneers and their furnishings left Moroni, Utah. They had been called by Brigham Young to colonise an early Nevada settlement. All were very early UTAH PIONEERS. There were Morleys, Blackhame. Whitlocks, Bradleys, Windows, Rupes,' Jensens, Nickolasses, and Funks. They were led by their Bishop and Moroni Town Marshall, George Franklin Morley, Sr. Old Humbug, an Indian Chief in earlier years, knew he was losing his best friends and he wanted to go with them. Bishop Morley and Counselors tried to reason by telling him neither he nor his aged mother could stand the long journey. Humbug would not give up. "Squaw Mother ready to go to Happy-Hunting Grounds, anyway. " But Humbug would not consent to stay nor would he let his young squaw wife go with young white men. Many were the tongue lashings Humbug got from all sides, but they could not get him to unpack. Humbug knew his poor mother could not survive the long journey. He became angry and unruly before the leaders, so in the night he cunningly, quietly, took his mother and secretly buried her in sage-brush just outside of Moroni. (He chose the spot where Moroni Cenetery is now). He left only her head and arms exposed. Then he tantalized her by placing food nearby, but not near enough for her to reach it. The day before the wagon train was to leave, Mrs. Win-dows, a prominent aid-wife and doctor of sorts, went to say goodbye to old Mary. She became suspicious when she did not find her in Humbug's teepee. So she asked Mary Jane Bradley to go back with her to look for Old Mary. They found her all right, but she was so full of infection from insect bites and so dehydrated, that they could not help her. They stayed with her until twilight, and just as dusk came down, Old Mary died. -63-
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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 325458
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