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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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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 013
Description try, where never mankind dwelt. That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. Then dwelt they there until the latter time."---11 ESDRAS, xiii. 40-46) like themselves, though under a curse, they felt bound to adopt them into their families and treat them like their own children. Therefore, it was a costly purchase that Wah-ker invited them to make; and on this occasion, Decker and his comrades bought what the Indians had brought of other wares, such as dressed skins and ponies and Mexican saddles, but declined the human g d 00 s. Wah-ker then produced a shivering little four-year-old girl, whom he insisted on their buying. He asked an extravagant price, " because he had brought her so far; away from the Santa Clara country." Her "board " could not have cost the hero much, for he used to picket his little captives "to a stake by a rope around their necks," and for days at a time they had literally nothing to eat more than was afforded them by "the run of their teeth" among the undergrowth within the length of their tether. The Mormons were willing to pay a rifle, and even to throw in a blanket to boot, but explained that they honestly had no more goods with them than were left on the trading-ground. On this Wah-ker became enraged, and seizing the child by her feet, whirled her in the air, dashed her down, and then, as she lay quivering out her life, he snatched his hatchet from his belt and chopped her into five pieces. "Now, you can have her at no price," he said?' loThere are numerous accounts of Indian slave trading or child selling to Mor- mons and the destruction of the children if the Mormons failed to negotiate. At
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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 328789
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328789