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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
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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6

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Title Gentile Account, page 041
Description We were invited to a Funeral. I could not think it right to be present at the sad ceremonial for curiosity's sake. The atten- dance must have been large, judging from the crowd of persons we met returning from the grave. The Mormons cannot be said to be neglectful of their cemeteries; they rather discourage too much attention being paid to their ornamentation. The grave yard here is decently inclosed, but not decorated. One of the Elders who walked back with my husband says he had it especially imparted to him how little the mortal remains of Man merited care or sacrifice- Like so many other Mormons he was sent, while sickly on a mission by himself to one of the tribes of the Upper Missouri. He fell dangerously ill. "I had chosen," he said "I had chosen a praying-place in a little thicket of wild plums near the camp. No one seemed to go there, though the deer had tramped a way through. I got some brush, and made a broom of it, and cleaned a space there for my temple. When my illness came I thought I would like that to be my sepulchre. I was taken with a horror of death, I never felt so before. I kept thinking how the cayotes would tear my body, and drag my bones about. I had a custom of going to my praying place three times a day; in the morning, at noon, and just as the sun was sinking, and I used to pray there as I have never prayed since. One day As I grew weaker, I thought I'll not be able to come here tomorrow, and I prayed that my sister in England might have a dream to inform her of the circumstances of my death, and that the brethren might be warned to get my body. Or else, I prayed, that a few sods might be heaped over me and that they might freeze into a solid slab that the wolves could not break till spring. 41
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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 328000
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328000