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A Pioneer Mother

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6n014pd
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd

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Title A Pioneer Mother
Description on the west with cedars. Its elevation was 6,000 feet above sea level, which gave the feeling of being near the great outdoors. During this period in time the houses were springing up outside the fort. Each year new pioneers arrived to swell the populat1on. The fort which was built in the spring of 1860, was inadequate in view of the new danger which now presented itself. The Sanpitch Indians were returning each day in small groups from their winter quarters to their spring and summer hunting grounds along the headwaters of the stream known as Sanpitch. This had been their ancestral summer home from time immemorial, It was apparent the Sanpitch Indians were on the war path and eager to cause troub le wherever they could. Hardly a day passed without word, by mouth, coming that some pioneer had been ambushed and in many cases tortured and killed. It appeared the summer months would be an all-out war for survival between the pioneers and the Indians. In their style of fighting they were ready and willing to give the war their best try- On March 12, General W. S. Snow arrested nine Indians, including Chief Sanpitch and Chief Ankawakets, at Nephi and placed them in jail in Manti. On April 14, Indians imprisoned at Manti broke jail; three were shot by the guard and the others were pursued to the north toward Mt. Nebo- April 18, Chief Sanpitch was killed north of Moroni by the posse that was in pursuit of him for breaking j ail, On April 15, in the midst of this excitement, Helena Rees Anderson gave birth to a baby girl in Fairview. She and her husband, John, had lost their first child a year or two before. This precious new daughter was blessed and named Agnes Janet Anderson. Throughout the general area the war was gathering momentum each day and the pioneers were under constant threat for their lives . i.he Indj. ans were no respecter of persons. All they looked for was an advantage in their favor where they could commit their act of destruction and be able to escape unharmed. The community, because of its location, was subject to serious trouble. The 8
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325633
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325633