Gentile Account, page 029

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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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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
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Title Gentile Account, page 029
Description their workrooms are. The men work there while the women do household work, more like the whites than Indian women. The men spin, dye, and weave blankets, some as handsome as the prettiest Navajo ones, and they tan buckskins beautifully white. In the village where Cannon spent most of his time there seemed to be four wards with a workshop to each, and the families took turns in furnishing workmen, twenty five or thirty working at a time. Their families sent them provisions and they ate where they were. On the sacred days their work was all put aside, and they danced before the "cochinos" in these work-rooms. He [TK: C] says-in spite of chewed dumplings and hair soup!-that they are a very neat and clean people. Their floors are made of cane, fastened as if they were about to thatch: then covered with a sort of plaster than hardens somewhat, but bends under the feet without cracking. Their moccasins don't mark it, but heeled boots do, and they seemed very uneasy until the Mormon missionaries changed theirs for moccasins. They sweep it [the floor] regularly, and it is as smooth as marble. They keep their grain in a large room, and it is so neatly laid up that it never rolls down. They build up a sort of bin along one end of the room of ears of corn in the cob, and fill in the space behind with beans. If a few kernels should happen to roll down the children run at once without orders to pick them up and put them away. The houses are generally four stories high, and as they draw up their ladders at night they feel perfectly safe. The ceilings of the lowest story are supported by hewn beams of red pine about eighteen inches through. The Moquis do not know how 29
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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 327988
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