Gentile Account, page 013

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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
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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
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Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 834.S15 K36 1995
ARK ark:/87278/s6q81cb6
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, page 013
Description leaving the country of the Poncahs [a Midwest Indian tribe], and some of the young braves accompanied him to take leave of him and visit the Mormons. He had told them, in answer to questions, that the Mormon squaws were very high-spirited, and carried knives in their bosoms to resent obtrusive atten- tions Nor could they be purchased from their parents with out their own consent. The young Poncahs listened, but he could tell from their talk among themselves that they did not believe him, and his heart smote him uncomfortable as he drew near the camp with his dangerous visitors. Fortunately he obtained an opportunity to give warning. When the young warriors entered the camp, they scattered among the tents and wagons, and seemed to pick out the ones where there were red-haired women at once. They asked for bread, and Mormon girl, previously instructed, each drew from her bosom the sharp butcher knife belonging to her family, and cutting off a slice of bread with it, handed it to the nearest warrior. The young Indians muttered and laughed behind their hands, and retired discomfitted telling Staines [TK: their guide] that now they believed him, and would sooner take a wolf [TK: to wifeJ than a sharp voiced Mormon girl. The resort to such expedients as this shows the exposed conditions of the Mormon women at that time. [TK: Saturday] We have made a rule that the children shall begin their lessons with me before breakfast. The hours in this settlement are very late, scarcely a thread of smoke to be seen curling upward in the pure air before eight o'clock. The little boys 13
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327972
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