The Latern

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
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Title The Latern
Description When the COWS were settled, the lunch pails were placed in a flowing well. Here the bread, cheese and milk could be kept fresh and cool. Then Peter and Jody climbed a tall, rough cottonwood tree. From here the view was perfect. To their left the cows were in sight. To their right thye could see the Temple Hill as well as the highway leading from Manti to Ephraim, the nearest community. Along the dirt highway came vehicles of many kinds. Carts and wagons were pulled by oxen, horses or mules. Some people rode horses, while others walked. Clouds of dust arose as people moved in from all directions. "Soon it will happen," said Peter. "I wonder just how loud that noise will be?" "But look," whispered Jody. "There are Indians right below our tree," Peter's attention quickly shifted. Through the leafy branched he also saw the Indians. They were looking at the cows. "One, two, three, four, five," he counted. "There are five grownups and three small children. I wonder why they are here." The boys watched wide-eyed. Three of the Indians were squaws with packs on their backs. Long black hair covered their shoulders. Their dresses were made partly from home spun cloth and partly from animal skins. The two men wore buckskin trousers and shirts made for factory, a material obtained from the white men. The men's hair was pinned to the back of their necks. The children were practically without clothing. All of them chattered in strange language. Peter and Jody, too frightened now to even whisper, watched as the Indians moved from under the tree and turned toward Manti. Suddenly, one of the squaws, who was having difficulty walking, sat down on the ground. The others crowded around her. After a brief spell, in which there was more talk, the Indians moved on leaving the squaw alone in the grass. When they looked back she shouted the work "go" in plain English, and motioned them onward. Then the squaw crept into a nearby willow thicket. - 29 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325817
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