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Diary of Brigham Young, page 071

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Identifier diary_brigham_young.xml
Title Diary of Brigham Young 1857
Creator Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Subject Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Utah--Governors; Mormon Church--Presidents; Mormons--United States--Biography; Utah War, 1857-58
Description This publication is the first printing of a complete diary of the Mormon leader. It provides good insight into Brigham Young's interests and activities, but very little little information about his personal life. Edited and introduction by Everett L. Cooley.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L. (editor)
Date 1980
Type Text
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 10
Coverage 1857
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 Y7 A33 1980
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Topic Mormons; Diaries; Letters; Mormon pioneers
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329270
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp

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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page 071
Description Bro Carrington, reviseing comments on Douglas Speech. Kanosh the Pauvantee [Pauvant] Chief with Several of his band vis[i]ted me gave them Some council & presints. A Spirit Seems to be takeing posses[s]ion of the Indians to assist Isreal. I can hardly restrain them from extermi- nating the "American? weather warm r*Some writers who have seen this entry read considerable significance in this particular wording, " I can hardly restrain them [the Indians] from exterminating the `Americans,' " in rela- tion to events that followed within a matter of a week-the Indian attack on the Fancher Train at Mountain Meadows that commenced on September 6, 1857. See Juanita Brooks, The , Mountain Meadows Massacre (Stanford : Stanford University Press, 1950), pp. 49-68. There is nothing unusual about Indians visiting Brigham Young. Mormon church records (Manuscript History, Brighant Young Journals, and Wilford Woodruff Journal) have numerous references to visiting Indian chiefs or bands. On April 14, 185i, the Manuscript History (p. 151) notes that "Pres. Young was visited by a number of Indians." On April 22, a Bannack chief with some of his band paid superintendent of Indian affairs, Brigham Young, a call (p. 171). On June 12 Superintendent Brigham Young directed George Bean to supply the Indians with some lead (p. 337). On September 15, "A delegation of the Banacks called to see Pres. Young. This was the first time these Indians had been in settlements" (p. 523). So it was natural that Jacob Hamblin would bring a delega- tion of Indians to see the governor, the superintendent of Indian affairs for Utah, and the president of the Mormon church. Particularly at this time with federal troops already en route to Utah from the East and also with an invasion rumored from the west and the south, the Mormons were making strenuous efforts to cement their friendship with the Indians so that they would not have to contend with two enemies-the United States Army and the redmen. This was probably the purpose of the visit on September 1. There is no evidence whether the Indians came at the instigation of Brigham Young through Jacob Hamblin or that they initiated the visit themselves with Hamblin acting as interpreter. Two records identify the Indians beyond this diary entry of "Kanosh the Pauvantee Chief with Several of his band." Wilford Woodruff's Journal for September 1, 1857, contains this entry.
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329020
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/329020