Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xxviii

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Title A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909
Subject Polygamy; Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Saint George--Social life and customs; Mormon women--Utah--Saint George--Diaries; Saint George (Utah)--Social life and customs; St. George (Utah)
Description The journal of Elizabeth Kane covers the period of time she and her husband, General Thomas L. Kane, spent in St. George during the 1870's. Her particular interests were St. George and the surrounding area, Mormons and Mormonism, Indians, and the lives and roles of women. Preface and notes by Norman R. Bowen. Profile of Elizabeth Kane by Mary Karen Bowen Solomon.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Bowen, Norman R.; Bowen-Solomon, Mary Karen; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, Lyman S.
Date 1995
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 1800 x 2600 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 14
Coverage 1872-1873
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Back Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 834.S15 K36 1995
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Topic Mormons; Diaries; Polygamy; Mormon women; Utah--Saint George
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328144
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Title Gentile Account, Profile of Elizabeth Kane xxviii
Description sitive observer and inquirer. Perhaps this explains her evolving compassion for the Mormons she met and an increasingly sym- pathetic interest in their religion, despite its many differences with her own personal beliefs. Elizabeth was interested in everything and everyone she found in St. G eorge, but her particular interests were the geog- raphy and geology, and, of course, Mormons and Mormonism, especially the lives and roles of women. Their stories-conver- sions, miracles, trials, and loves-all fascinated her, and she retold them in vivid detail and subtle nuance. The Indians often present on the streets of St. George inter- ested Elizabeth Kane as well. The Mormon Indian policy espoused if not always practiced by Brigham Young, was "to feed them, not fight them." Consequently, she had an unusual social laboratory at hand, abetted by the keen interest of her husband and children in the Indians. She studied their differ- ent cultures-their tribal practices and characteristics-ranging from the Navajo to the Piute or Piede. She recorded in detail their complaints and trials under Mormon justice, as well as the many accounts of Indian adventures related by the St. George pioneers. Elizabeth's attitude toward Mormonism itself shows marked changes since she recorded her early fears and anxieties con- cerning the religion. A more mature and understanding atti- tude is reflected in the journal of this time than can be found in her journals even as late as 1870, when she noted, "Ages of sinful indulgence on [man's] part increased his polygamous propensities, until the unnatural condition of the present man has been reached." She then was sharply critical of what she xxv111
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327958
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