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Gentile Account, page 126

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

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Title Gentile Account, page 126
Description river has laid bare an Indian burying place. Although we did not find it, we enjoyed the excursion very much, as we drove hither and thither in the little valley. Sometimes we left the wagon & climbed the low sandy hills at the foot of the bluffs, the children picking up quantities of bright bits of selenite, moss agates, porphyry and other unfamiliar stones, and broken pieces of pottery with which the tops of the hills are profusely strewn. I don't know whether these low hills were selected as more easily defensible by the ancient people who dwelt there, or whether they are the old banks of the river. Travellers describe such hills as rising beyond the banks of the Jordan, and call them the former banks of the sacred river. Evy drew several of the pieces of pottery when he came home. They are ornamented on the inside with figures in black on the red or gray ground of the clay: patterns in frets, or straight lines with angles: no curves or circles. The black colouring seems to have been put on before the thin glaze. It ought hardly to be called glaze, the surface being as smooth as sized paper, but unpolished. Some coarser pottery was ornamented on the outside with a pattern in relief like a pineapple cheese. When we descended the hills, we followed narrow road after road following the main irrigating channels of the field: a field containing about four thousand acres! It is enclosed in some places by a wattled fence, sometimes by a rough stone wall, and includes bluff and hill side as well as arable land. Here and there we passed a deserted hut, or a withered bowery. In the summer the brethren camp out while they are harvesting, as the insufferable heat would keep them from going to and from St George daily. Some of the huts were built 126
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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 328085
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328085