Indians in My Life

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
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 Indians in My Life
Description who worked for her family. When dinner time came, the Indian would sit under a tree to eat. Her utensil was one large butcher knife, which she wiped on her bare fat leg. (Lesson-table manners-maybe.) Finally our nickels were given to us and we had our ice cream cones or candy. I always remembered these stories and learned another lesson-that Indians were People, too. After 1 was married and lived in Ephraim, Phil, my husband, heard of the Church Indian Placement Program in a Church meeting. He asked so many questions about it that Miles Jensen, who was in charge of recruiting families to participate, came to see us. He explained that Indians from the reservation who were members of the LDS Church were placed in homes of Church members to learn the ways of the white people, go to school and then in the summer return to the reservation to come back again in the winter for the school year. With some misgivings and feelings of our own inadequacies, we asked for a teenage boy. As we had three girls and one boy of our own, we thought this would give balance to our family. School had started, when Wilfred came to live with us. Parry, our son. who was in his first year at Snow College, took time from his classes to take Wilfred to Manti High School to register and to get started in school. When Parry went late to his class, the professor wanted to know why he was late. "I had Indian trouble," was the excuse Parry gave. Wilfred was a good experience for us and hopefully for him. He was very well liked by everyone. He was handsome, intelligent, ambitious and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved to watch "McHales" Navy" on television and would literally roll on the floor laughing. When he was asked if he wanted to watch a show about Indians, his reply was. "No. they hardly ever win. anyway." He beat everyone playing dominoes and was a very skillful artist He liked to play basketball and for a while played the saxophone in the school band. One night at the supper table, he asked, "Is it all right if I go to the show tonight?" This request was met by silence and then, Phil said, "Wilfred, In our family we have a rule of no shows on school nights." Wilfred laughed, "That's what my friends told me." He never mentioned going any place on a school night again. He 43
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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