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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 122
Description in the same blanket. Some are woven with complicated designs, evidently varying with the humor of the weaver. Unlike the lazy Pi-edes and Utes, there are Navajo men who think it not be- neath their dignity to work, and will sit patiently on their heels in the sunshine all day twirling the spindle. The different styles of Indian blanket vary more than our own do, but a connoisseur can tell the difference between a Moquis, an Apache, or a Navajo blanket at a glance. I have spoken of the "Co-op. herd." In Utah they have carried the principle of co-operation very far, and finding how well it pays are pushing it in every direction. Each settlement has its herd, its dairy, its stores, its irrigating channels, and its fields managed on this basis; and the effort so far to restore the primi- tive Christian communism is entirely successful in settlements where the brethren live alone, without Gentiles to come in on them. One fence will enclose the harvest-fields or cotton-grounds of a whole settlement, each brother doing his share of the labor and being credited with his portion of the produce. The excellent roads that carried us from one end of the terri- tory to the other are not maintained at the cost of the entire pop- ulation. The sums voted by the legislature are small, as the nom- inal taxation of Utah is very light; but the brethren from each settlement come out and make the road as part of the tithing of their labor. The bishops act as unpaid supervisors, and Brigham Young praises or blames each day's work as he comes to his journey's end over it.60 "OMan Y diarists in pioneer Utah record their working on the roads or other public projects as part of their tithing. John D. Lee in his diaries has many accounts of teams, men, and materials provided for road building. Arrington, Great Basin 122
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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 328898
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328898