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White Man Drive Cows

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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 White Man Drive Cows
Description WHITE MAN DRIVE COWS Linnie 11. Findlay * ¦¦ ¦ Ephraim, UT R4627 Third Place Historical Essay Warm dark eyes danced in merriment as two Indian youths watched the strange sight of covered wagons toiling down the slopes of Big Mountain toward the desert of the Great Salt Lake "Whoa, Gee, Haw"--the boys giggled and then convulsed in laughter as one said, 'White man drive cows!" They slipped away through the brush close to the foothills, and began the long run that would take them to the place in Spanish Fork Canyon where Walkara and his surly band of warriors were assembling. The boys were tall and lean, and had learned to run as they had learned to walk. The canyon where Walkara waited must be reached as quickly as possible, and the young Indians paced themselves for the long distance As they thought of Walkara, they remembered the many times he had returned from the west with bands of horses for his tribesmen They thought he, too, would be amused when he learned that the white men came driving cattle. But Walkara was not laughing as the Mormon Pioneers came into the Salt Lake Valley in July of 1847. With his band of seasoned warriors, they planned to destroy the first group of pioneers as soon as they arrived in the valley He resented the inroads being made into the valleys and rivers traditionally used by the Indians, and he believed that if this first group was destroyed, these mountains and valleys could be kept as Indian hunting grounds But even as he spoke, inciting his warrior to ¦¦ a frenzy, waiting for action, an older voice spoke out against him. Sowiette, who had become civil chief of the Utes, while his father, Chief Ora, still lived, was friend of the powerful Chief Uinta, farther east. He told the assembled braves of the persecution and hardships that this group of Mormon Pioneers had endured, These people who had been 82
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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 325754
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325754