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
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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 go." Then taking a stick and drawing a line on the ground between the two chiefs, he added, "Let those who are brave warriors and who would fight like warriors, come across the line to Sowiette," One by one, the Indians crossed the line, leaving Walker humiliated and defeated once more. So, at least three times, Sowiette stood in defense of the white settlers, even though, according to Indian Agent Henry R, Day, he bore no love for the Mormon people. These are recorded times. There may have been other instances that have not been written down, where Sowiette used his influence to prevent the Indians from destroying the white settlements. The Indian practice of capturing and selling children from weaker tribes proved a hard custom for the settlers to deal with* At first, Brigham Young allowed the Mormon settlers to trade for the children, under a regulation that they would be cared for and educated on an apprenticeship basis. Historian Orson F. Whitney recorded that the settlers in Salt Lake Valley "were not much molested by the red men. . .although several Indian children were ransomed the first winter by the settlers at the fort to save them from being shot to death or tortured by their merciless captors." With the enforcement of the law forbidding Indian slave trade, and this means of capital gain cut off, Ualkara led his braves in raids against the settlers in what has been called the Walker War-In 1865, Indian Agent 0. H. Irish invited Brigham Young and some of the other leaders of the territory to meet in Spanish Fork, with the Chiefs of the Indian Nation to propose a treaty that would move the Indians to a reservation in the Uintah Basin. Although they did not want to leave the land of their fathers, Brigham Young advised the Indians to sign. After several days' deliberation, venerable Chief Sowiette, now aged and steeped in wisdom, led fourteen chiefs in placing his mark on the treaty^ All signed except Sanpitch, who left to join forces with Blackhawk, who, even as the treaty was being signed, was raiding and burning white settlements and killing the settlers. 84
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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 325756
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