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Commendably - Meritorious

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Commendably - Meritorious
Description Some of the early settlements had to be temporarily abandoned because of continued trouble. There had been periods of peace. The Minutemen learned to be increasingly cautious and wary even when the Indians were on friendly terms. They were subject to unexpected attitude changes, which was perplexing to the ever-ready Minutemen. In view of the historical fact that it was in response to a welcoming invitation from Chief Walker and twelve of his tribesmen to their "white brothers" that the settlement in Sanpete (known then as Sanpitch) was formed. About fifty families from Salt Lake City and Centerville located in Manti in 1849. Chief Walker and his tribesmen served as guides to the first exploring party to enter Sanpitch Valley through the Salt Creek Canyon. Minutemen were responsive to the need of protective service when an attitude change came over the Indians. Cattle, horses, and corn were stolen. Fields of precious, life-preserving grain were trampled down and eaten by Indian cayuses, which had been deliberately turned into them. Indian arrows came uncomfortably close to settlers while gathering fire wood or when tending to livestock. Cause for the attitude turn is believed to have stemmed from resentment and killing of wild game, which they claimed as their property, on the territory in which they had self-appoint-ed jurisdiction, despite the fact that Utah had been accjuired by the Mormons by Mexican cession. Military obligations of the momentous Minutemen were lessen-ed after Brigham Young negotiated an advantageous peace treaty with Chief Walker. This treaty was strengthened further when the Chief requested his tribesmen in his last breath of life, to "Be good to the Mormons". Sources: Family history, Popular History of Utah, Treasures of Pioneer History. -45-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325522