A Short Accounting of Troubles and Trials with the Indians

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
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Language eng
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Title A Short Accounting of Troubles and Trials with the Indians
Description A SHORT ACCOUNTING OF TROUBLES AND TRIALS WITH THE INDIANS given by Eunice Warner Snow in Provo, Utah August, submitted by Udell Snow Anderson Honorable Mention Non Professional Personal Recollection My brethren and sisters, one and all at this reunion: It was requested last August at our meeting that I get upon the stand and tell some of the trials I had in Manti, Sanpete County, with the Indians I felt that I could not speak in public on such a trying subject as that is to me, but I do feel it a duty I owe to my family and also to the war veterans of this reunion. The Indians were very troublesome from the first of our settling As we were on their land, they were mad. They would drive off our cattle and kill them to eat. and they said it was as much their right to take our cattle without our consent as it was for us to live on their land and not get their consent We had a great many hard things to bear from them, but when they began killing our brethren, our hard troubles were of a more serious nature On the fourth day of October. 1853, my husband was killed by the Indians at the edge of Manti Canyon while he was tending the grist mill. Mr. Warner, my husband, owned one-third of the mill at the time he was killed, and it fell his lot to attend to the mill and grind the wheat for the people of Manti The mil! was situated about one mile from town. He had taken a number of men with him as guards until the day he was killed It seemed there was not one that was willing to go with him A man by the name of William Mills offered to go with him as he needed some wood He said he would take his oxen and cart, and while Mr Warner was grinding a grist, he would go out close to the mill and get some wood Mr Warner would not let him go alone, so they both went out a short distance from the mill. But before they went, my husband filled the hopper with wheat He had taken his gun 41
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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