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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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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 034
Description never thank us by a look-1 wonder how mother and the rest can stand it." "They often mean better than they are able to show," pleaded Mrs. Mary. "I had an old Shoshone squaw, the wife of Baptiste, the Ute medicine-man,"24 she continued, turning to me, "who washed for us for several years, and was as honest as the day. One morning she came in from the mountains, kissed the chil- dren and cried over them, and made signs that we must all go, and seemed as if she was in terror of being seen or overheard, yet anxious to make us promise to leave. We did not understand why she was so earnest, for the report was that the Indians were quiet. "We had had a regular guard out for some time then, for there had been Indian alarms in the summer; but as we under- stood that no hostile Indians were near, their vigilance had re- laxed. Still, the men never went afield without carrying their guns. The day before old Peggy called, one had left his gun while he went to drink at a brook. He had seen nobody either going or coming back, but he found two arrows had been fixed crosswise between the ramrod and the barrel of his gun, to show how near some one had crept to him. Such warnings were often given by friendly Indians, to show us how little we guessed their nearness; but half the time our people did not understand their meaning, and they dared not impart it to us more plainly. 24Martha Spence Heywood in her Journal, I 850-1856 (typescript, Special Col- lections Department, Marriott Library, University of Utah), has two brief references to "Batiste" a Ute Indian who caused some concern to the settlers of Nephi (pp. 83, 95). Baptiste the Ute medicine man cannot be further identified. Other authors writing about Indian medicine men refer to Baptiste, but cite Mrs. Kane as their source, i.e., J. Cecil Alter, "Addendas," Utah Historical Quarterly IO ( 1942) : 51-52. 34
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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
ID 328810
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328810