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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title There is No Going Back
Description Leaders among the Indians and the Whites arranged a counsel to be held in Springville on August 17, 1872. The parky lasted long. Finally the chiefs agreed to return to the reservation peacefully. Another treaty was signed September 17th. Utah began to relax.(34) During the Indians wars, more than 3,000 Utah men had been tailed into the military service. At least seventy white people had lost their lives, and as many natives had died. Total expense and losses for the years 1865-66-67 are hazarded at $2,000,000.00. Much of the real cost cannot be calculated because it was absorbed silently by the farm-village family.(35) In 1905 the Stale Legislature set aside $500 for bronze Medals of Honor for persons who rendered "actual service in suppressing Indian hostilities in Utah, 1850-1872 inclusive." In 1909 the Utah State Legislature appropriated $50,000 for Black Hawk War veterans or their widows still living. It granted a pension of $20.00 per month to surviving officers and men. and $12.00 per month to the surviving widows.(36) These people who made a difference! Perhaps on your Family Tree there is the name of an ancestor who was a Black Hawk War veteran, one who suffered, struggled, and endured to settle this Territory of Utah. We who followed after them are reaping the benefit. There ought to be a Ute Indian's name on the reverse side of those Medals of Honor. This was their homeland, their hunting grounds, their way of life. Here were the graves of their forefathers. Who can say who was righi or wrong? Nonetheless. THERE WAS NO GOING BACK! When ihe treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was concluded on February 2. 1848. two think of lie original Mexico, including Sanpete Valley and Ihe Great Basin, became a pan of the United States. (1) Gunnison Valley Centennial History 1859 1959 Pg. 23 (2) Utah In Her Western Setting. by Milton R. Hunter. Pg. 422 (3) Gunnison Valley Centennial History 1859-1959 Pg. 23 (4) The Other 49ers. a topical history of Sanpete County. Pg. 136 (5) Indian Depredauons in Utah, by Peter Gottfredson. Pg- 25-26-11 (6) Ibid. Pg. 44-45-46 (7) Utah In Her Western Selling, by Milton R, Hunter. Pg. 307 (8) Indian Depredations in Utah, by Peter Gottfredson. Pg. 83-84 (9)Gunnison Valley Centennial History 1859-1959 Pg. 23 (10)The Other 49ers, a topical history of Sanpete County, Pg. 138 ( 11) Ibid. Pg. 140 (12)These Our Fathers, Pg. 141 (13)Great Baisn Kingdom, An Economic History of the Latter Day Saints 1830-1900, By Leonard J. Arrington Pg. 169 (14)Ibid. Pg. 171 130
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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 326204
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326204