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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 014
Description The narrator considered her story ended here, but I asked, "Well, what happened then?" "Happened?" she echoed. "Why, nothing. After Wah-ker's temper was spent, he went ofi quite pleasant and dignified." "But Decker,-your brother-in-law ! Did Mr. Decker do nothing?" "He did try to jump out of his wagon and rush on Wah-ker, but his friends held him-held his arms, till he came to himself and cooled down. What couLd four men do against two hundred and fifty?" I did not reply. I suppose the Mormons could have achieved nothing; but I think the story of the unpunished crime affected me more than it would have done if the child's death had been avenged. The Indian stories I have heard, when they are true, don't end prettily. No god in a machine comes down to avert the stroke of fate. The witnesses look on like the chorus in a Greek tragedy. I suppose the ancients described reality; but our modern nov- elists and playwrights must suit the taste of the day by bringing every story to a happy end. Wah-ker himself died in the Pah-vant country, and the Utes another time Charles Decker bought an Indian child who was raised in the home of Clara Decker Young and eventually became the wife of Chief Kanosh. See Peter Gottfredson, Hbtory of Indian Depredations in Utah ( [Salt Lake City: ] Peter Gott- fredson, 1919), p. 16 passim; Conway B. Sonne, Wov=Zd of Wakaya (San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1962), p. 144; Paul Bailey, Walkara, Hawk of the Mowz- tains (Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1954)~ p. 125; William J. Snow, "Utah Indians and the Spanish Slave Trade," Utah HistoCcal Quarterly 2 ( 1929) : 67-73 and other articles in volume 2 of the Utah Histotical &at-terly; and Daniel W. Jones, Fol-ty Years Among the Indians (Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, I890), PP. 47-53.
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328790