There is No Going Back

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title There is No Going Back
Description for and they cannot give away what they have neither bo't nor paid for. If we should defer our settlements till they had arranged these matters righteously with the "natives", how long should we wait? We do not mean to put it onto the power of Gov't to refuse our making settlements. How long should we have waited for a home, Indians claim here."(13) President James Buchanan explained to Congress that Utah Territory was under the personal despotism of Brigham Young. The civil government is in a state of rebellion against the laws and authority of the United States. He said he was bound to restore the supremacy "of the Constitution." President Buchanan appointed a new governor, Alfred Cummings of Georgia, and others, and sent them with a military force for their protection. (1 4) Since Brigham Young was not given notice of his displacement as governor, he regarded the troops as a hostile mob. A force of 5,000 men was on its way to Utah by September 18, 1857.(15) In the summer of 1858, a detachment of Johnstons' Army passed through Arropine Valley. These soldiers had been to Camp Floyd less than three weeks when orders came to depart for Fort Union in New Mexico. "Nine years has passed since Chief Walker extended the invitation for the Saints to settle Sanpete. Manti City, situated in a rich valley, has 1000 to 1500 houses, numerous fields of grain under high cultivation, and a good market. There is a camp of Indians, the remnants of Walker's tribe, under Arropine. The chief of the Sanpitch's came into camp and lamented the Mormons taking his country, and now he has no home to go."(16) Colonel W.W. Loring Journal The "Utah War" though bloodless, brought about total failure to the Indian Farm Program-a whole-hearted attempt by the pioneers to establish a lasting peace, by helping the Indians to help themselves.(17) In 1864 Congress passed enactments depriving the Indians of any title held to agricultural and mineral lands in Utah, except the right to occupy a reservation in Uintah Valley. To the Indians the law said: Your home is taken away, you are to be moved to a strange valley, where you will lose much of your freedom and independence.(18) The natives agreed to relinquish their rights to stipulated lands within me territory, and to move within one year to Uintah Valley. The United States Government agreed to protect the red men. They were to pay the Indians sixty-two cents an acre for their claim of 127
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326201
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