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The Indians are Coming, the Indians are Coming

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
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 Indians are Coming, the Indians are Coming
Description effort became an official program of the church Its first caseworker. Miles H. Jensen and his wife, Celia. were naturals in this already successful and blossoming project He had to sell his bread business, which had been the "transportation" arm of the program, and establish a office in the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City For awhile, he was the only caseworker for the entire state of Utah When large numbers of children began coming each fall, it became awkward to bathe, feed and process them all at the Jensen home in Gunnison Transportation and arrival times also had to be coordinated, many students needed some basic medical attention, there needed to be a place for students to meet their foster families So a Reception Center was organized at a Stake Center in Richfield which had showers and lots of room to meet their needs With help from many volunteers, students got a good breakfast. a shower and shampoo, clean clothes, a medical exam, and off to their homes within a much shorter period of time The one constant was the bustling central figures of Miles and Celia Jensen greeting children, foster families and volunteers, and helping everything run smoothly One year a little girl had her shower and it was time to put on her clean clothes When her suitcase was opened, all it had in it was some carefully folded tissue paper Her mother had not enough money to provide the little girl with even a change of socks, but warned her daughter to have something in her suitcase More importantly she warned her daughter to have something in her head, so was sending her off to live with strangers for a year of school There are many touching stones to be told about experiences with This Indian Student Placement Program Many hearts were involved in it Hundreds of lives were changed because of it It is a situation which effectively returned leadership back to the Indian Nations to help their native people deal more effectively with the rapidly changing world Its impact is immeasurable Linda was a Navajo Indian from Arizona who lived with several different families while she attended school in Manti Lilian A Fox was her third grade teacher (Photo by Lucien Bown) 92
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326322
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326322