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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
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 Cover Book
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 012
Description remarked to a guest, who was still lingering in the parlor, upon the extreme beauty of the scene; and she detained me until she could narrate me a "nice story" to associate with it when I returned to my moonlit rooms. She said that in the early days of the settlement, her brother- in-law, Charles Decker, came there by appointment to "trade" with the great Ute chief Wah-ker or Wakarra. Wah-ker was the terror of the country, in his day, having undisputed range over the region : from Utah through Arizona, into California. It pleased his highness to declare that the Great Spirit had ordered him to be friends with the Mormons. To prove his friendship, he brought them property for sale, which he could not dispose of to other purchasers. His Utes would often take infant captives from the weaker Indian tribes, who were heavy stock upon their hands: and these, Wah-ker would, with a mock-sober pretence of generosity, insist upon the Mormons buying. When Wah-ker announced that he was coming with his band to trade, the Mormons hastened to buy what they must and get rid of their dangerous friend; as in a neighborless country-house the women hasten to buy, from the boisterous drunken peddler, wares enough to relieve them of his presence. The Mormons were not allowed to buy Indian children for slaues. Believing them to be Lamanites, fellow-descendants of Israel ("Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away pris- oners out of their own land in the time of Osea, the king; whom Shalmaneser, the king of Assyria, led away captive. And he car- ried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. They took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further coun- 12
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328788
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328788