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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title White Man Drive Cows
Description persecuted much the same as the Indians had been persecuted must have a place to live. "They, too, have need of sanctuary from their enemies. They come in peace." Furious, as he saw the braves softening, Walkara branded Sowiette as a coward. Sowiette seized his riding whip and soundly thrashed the younger Chief. What could have been a massacre of those first settlers faded as Walkara sulked in his tent for several days. And the Indians watched as the white settlers began to spread out upon the land and plow the soil and irrigate And when with Walkara, Sowiette visited with Church officials in Salt Lake City, he was remembered as "King of the whole Utah Nation." It was sometime later that Walker called on Brigham Young for young men to join the Utah warriors in a raid against the Shoshones. Brigham Young counseled Chief Walker to give up his warring ways and live with peace in his heart. Walker was furious and vowed he would fall upon Fort Utah and kill all the white settlers. Once again, Sowiette acted in defense of the Mormon people, and told Chief Walker, "JJhen you move against the fort, you will find me and all those who follow me inside of the Fort defending " At least one other time there is a record of Sowiette speaking in defense of the Mormon settlers. How many more Limes he acted in their defense can only be imagined as the fiery war chief. Walker, or Walkara, vacillated between friendship for, or destruction of, the pioneer settlers in these mountain valleys. It was in the mountains near Manti, when most of the men were away from that little settlement, that Chief Walker, dressed in war paint and full of anger, urged the warriors to fall upon the women and children and kill them. If the women and children were destroyed, he was sure the men would leave. The Indians would drive off all of the animals and burn the houses. Again, the voice of Sowiette was raised in opposition. "Let all warriors who are squaws, who would go with Walkara and kill women and children, 83
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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 325755
Reference URL