Two Cultures

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Two Cultures
Description eventually spread through the territory from south of Provo to Long Valley in northern Arizona. Black Hawk, the Ute Indian Chief after whom the conflict was named, discontinued confrontations with the whites in 1867, but it was not settled until a peace treaty was signed in 1868 in Ephraim. Even though this treaty was signed, there were still skirmishes in the Uintah Basin until 1872. Although they had been invited to settle the San Pete Valley by none other that Ute Chief Walker, there had been an uneasiness between the Utes and white men from the time they arrived in 1849. The white men built fences, barns and claimed land as their own. To the Utes, who had always roamed free, this was an intrusion. The white men had been invited to teach the Utes how to farm, but they were not ready for this way of life, nor did they like it. They felt when they took a cow or a horse or crops from the field, they were merely taking their share of what was produced on their land. Also, the slave trade between the Utes and Navajos with Mexico had been stopped, thus eliminating a source of income. A smallpox epidemic in the winter of 1864-65 had taken many Indian lives, not the least of whom was Chief Arapeen, father of Chief Yenewood-wood, better known as Jake Arapeen. The Utes blamed the white man for bringing this sickness to them. As for the white settlers they felt they were being harassed by the Indians who would not try to farm and become self-sufficient. It was a clash of cultures that could not be resolved and grew worse each year as more white families moved to the Sanpete Valley. A group of white men, led by John Lowry, Jr., and Indian braves, led by Jake Arapeen were meeting in Manti on First West, just north of First South, Sunday, April 9th, to discuss the disappearance of some livestock the white men wanted the Indians to return. Instead of solving their problems, an altercation between John Lowry Jr., and Jake Arapeen occurred and the two men had to 107
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326503
Reference URL