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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 072
Description Naturally, the other squaws were jealous. Kanosh went hunt- ing, and on his return, three weeks afterwards, the poor young wife had disappeared. Kanosh was sure that his eldest squaw had murdered her. What did he do? He told her that God had seen her do it; and bade her die. And she gradually faded away; and in less than a year she died, confessing that she had taken her victim by the hair as she knelt among the plants in her gar- den, pulled back her head, and cut her throat. Then she had dragged the body away, and buried it in the cornfield.43 After the Christian wife's murder, Kanosh mourned in a sin- cere way that deeply gratified his Mormon friends. But he and the remaining squaws couldn't manage his affairs in her fashion. He wore his shirts, however, faithfully and honorably, till the buttons, the sleeves, and collars all deserted him. As to the poul- try, when the eggs had accumulated to three bushels, or there- abouts, his band made a grand feast, and, Indian-like, ate up all the chickens, -literally all except the feathers,-and all the eggs, good and bad. The house Kanosh still uses on grand occasions, as the queen uses Buckingham Palace when she holds a drawing-room. To gratify him, Brigham Young paid him a visit there. The presi- dent was on one of his journeys south, and stopped in his car- 43This story has other variations. According to Day and Ekins, History of Millard County, p. 346, Kanosh's second wife murdered his third, a Cherokee named Mary. When her crime was revealed she was left to starve to death alone. It was after this time that Kanosh married Sally, the girl purchased by Charles Decker and raised in Brigham Young's home. This version is substantiated by a brief account of an early Kanosh resident. Ellen George Bird, "A Life Sketch of Chief Kanosh" (Special Collections Department, Marriott Library, University of Utah), Film CD, 3119, B3, Us, Reel 12.
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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 328848
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328848