Gentile Account, page 052

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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
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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
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Title Gentile Account, page 052
Description are very regular in their hours, and keep to three fixed meal- times, precisely at sunrise, noon and sunset. They are civilised too, he thinks in "being great folks to hoard up", sometimes having a couple of year's provision stored away. He also says that they are very religious, and will not part with their relics. Major Powell63 tried in vain to buy some for the Smithsonian. The Moquis have a bridal dress of cotton, worn only at their marriage by husband and wife. On the following day the robes are taken off, and hung from the rafters of the house in a pecu- liar kind of basket wallet woven for the purpose. They are never touched again until the owners die when they are buried in them. They value cotton so highly that they will give one of their best blankets for 3 lbs of it. He asked K. if he remembered Ira Hatch, and what a personable man he was. Ira was with him among the Moquis, and one of their maidens fell in love with him, and made it quite difficult for him to stay. She offered him land and a peach orchard, but she was satisfied to have him go when she learned that he was married already. The Moquis are monogamists. When a man marries he goes into his father-in-law's family to %ajor John Wesley Powell, one-armed hero of the Civil War, was the first explorer of the Colorado River. Huge scenic Lake Powell, extending 196 miles across southern Utah and northern Arizona upstream from Glen Canyon Dam, is named for this intrepid explorer who first boated down the Colorado in 1869, only three years before this journal was written. Powell's second exploration was made in 1872, and Major Powell wrote Erastus Snow in St. George asking for help with the Indians inasmuch as he hoped to return to civilization via St. George after exploring the Colorado River. Snow responded favorably by letter on September 24, 1872. Records of St. George Stake, 1872, L.D.S. Church Historical Department. Excellent background information on Powell's explorations is in the Utah Hidovid Quarterly, Volume 37 (Spring 1969) cele- brating the centennial of his first expedition in 1869. 52
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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 328011
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