Gentile Account, page 025

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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
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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
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 025
Description Innocent Moquis, proud of the Spanish titles they bear, and ignorant of their meaning! What long-forgotten Spanish wag when bestowing upon them the name of "Moquis" (Snivellers) told them that their sacred pictures were "Cochinos" (Dirty, filthy)? I asked whether the dancing was a religious ceremony. "Yes," he replied. "They d ante to implore God's favor: for rain for instance. They dance the new moon in, and run the old moon out, making a circuit of forty miles to do this. They trot the circle for three days; as one man gives out, another begins. But for that matter trotting comes easier to them than walking. They will trot even with a load of firewood; indeed they are swift enough of foot to tire a Navajo's horse down, and reclaim whatever he has stolen. The Navajoes often steal their sheep which are kept too far from their villages, but they [Moquis] are not the least afraid of the Navajoes getting into their villages." I remarked that I had been told that the Moquis were a timid race; but he repelled the insinuation quite indignantly. "They are like rats," he said. "They don't want to fight, but when they must they fight well. They are not a particle cowardly." "I lived longest at the Oraybe village. They have seven or eight large peach orchards there, with several thousand trees. These are so planted that if the crop fails in one situation they won't miss it in another. I brought home two slips from which I have just raised trees .* One bears a large yellow peach; the *Evan broug ht home slips of these trees for Mr. Redmond and his Uncle John, but we remained in Utah so long that they died before he unpacked them. 25
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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 327984
Reference URL