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The Indian, Alma Shock Brown

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title The Indian, Alma Shock Brown
Description Their younger son, who was born on the way west, liked the name of Alma. so that was the name given him Maybe the name Shock sounded like his original Indian name The Brown children attended school at first in various homes, but when the log Schoolhouse was built they went there for their learning After school and often in the evening, according to their daughter, Eunice Ann, they taught Shock to read and do some writing He was a nimble lad, always willing to help with any chore assigned to him At first he was frightened and timid, but he soon learned that the Brown family were his friends Aunt Clara Munk Anderson remembered him and often talked about his growing up years She talked of how he helped the settlers with his knowledge of the Indian language and of his great understanding of their ways and thinking She told us often of the Brown family's love for Shock and of his marriage, his work and his death History says that Shock often traveled to Salt Lake City with the settlers' wagon trains In 1866, he went to Omaha, Nebraska, after emigrants He was trusted by the Indians as well as the settlers He helped save many lives during the early settlement of Sanpete County because of his knowledge of Indian ways Christian Anderson was one whose life was saved He was a member of the Manti Militia during the early days of settlement. He was also a fighter in the Black Hawk war The Sanpitch Indians captured him, tied him to a post and were getting ready to kill him when Shock rode up on his pony He told the Indians that Anderson was a good man and with his talking persuaded him to untie him, thus saving his life Elva Anderson Christiansen often told us she could remember this and other stories about Shock's bravery, his fairness, and his loyally. R Clair Anderson, my cousin, often told us of a special grave in the Manti City Cemetery and of how his mother would send him to Red Point the day before Memorial Day to gather Indian paintbrushes and perhaps some sego lily blossoms for this special grave Clair knew that this grave was Shock's (At that time there were no artificial flowers of paper or plastic, and Clair knew that lilacs or flags would not do. It must be wild flowers.) Shock was married to an Indian girl who was bought from the Indians by Judge George Peacock Her name was Betsy When their children were named, Christian Anderson was always there to name them He said," This is my way of saying thanks to Shock for the day he traded a few words and some trinkets for my life " As a married man. Shock made his living by herding sheep History says that he used to climb a steep hill that rises some 500 feet above the nearby- valley floor in the West Mountains between Sanpete and Juab counties From the summit on this hill, he could 24
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326317
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326317