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 helped Phil with the farm work and was usually a pleasure to have in our home. In his sophomore year, he was voted most preferred man, went to the dance and had a great time. As a junior, he had an arranged date for the Prom2. Another young man furnished the transportation and double-dated with him. As far as 1 know that was the only "date" he had. Everyone was friendly with him, but the girl he wanted to date was not interested. His senior year, he stayed in Gallup to attend school. We were sad that he didn't return. He called (collect) to explain. His parents were dead and his grandmother was raising his two younger sisters. "You know," he said, "many very bad things can happen on the reservation. I have to help my grandmother with my sisters." He graduated from Gallup High School, one of the top students. and then joined the army. We heard from him for five or six years and then finally, that he was doing well, had a good job in the Gallup Courthouse and would come to see us as soon as he could get a car. The winter that he didn't come back, we accepted Rose, a junior in high school. Cathy, our youngest daughter, took Rose to school and helped her get started. She was a little more difficult than Wilfred, but we got along well. Rose did very well in school and made friends with the other girls who were on the Indian Placement Program. We worried about her Prom, but when it came, the Indian Youth Conference was being held at BYU. which solved that problem. She graduated from Manti High School. Her sister and husband came to attend her graduation and brought her a beautiful, hand woven rug from her mother. The summer after her graduation, she obtained a job at Carlisle Sewing Plant in Ephraim. She saved her money and this supplied her with clothes for the five years she attended BYU on an Indian scholarship. The summer of her second year in college, she married Dennis Smallcanyon. We had the reception in our home. Dennis' and her relatives came from New Mexico and Arizona. They were beautiful people, dressed in all their finery. The women wore the traditional full satin skirts, velveteen blouses and a dazzling display of turquoise and silver Jewelry. The men wore white shirts and dark trousers. They were also bedecked with turquoise and silver belt buckles, ties and rings. Everyone had a wonderful time. 44
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326730
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