Indian Slaves and Prisoners_page 92

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Title (1851) Acts Resolutions and Memorials Passed by the First Annual and Special Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1851
Subject Law; Legislation--Utah
Description (1851) Session law from the first legislature of the Utah territory. Organizes government, reenacts laws of Deseret
Publisher By authority of the Legislative Assembly, Great Salt Lake City
Date 1852
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730.
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 23.5cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Jan Robertson
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Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2012-06-05
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Title Indian Slaves and Prisoners_page 92
Description 9£ Whereasf From time immemorial, the practice of purchasing Indian women and children, of the Utah tribe of Indians by Mexican traders, has been indulged in, and carried on by those respective people; until, the Indians consider it an allowable traffic, and frequently offer their prisoners or children for sale; and Whereas, It is a common practice among these Indians to gamble away their own children and women; and it is a well established fact, that women and children thus obtained, or obtained by war, or theft, or in any other manner, are by them frequently carried from place to place; packed upon horses or mules; larietted out to subsist upon grass,roots, or starve; and are frequently bound with thongs made of raw hide, until their hands and feet become swollen, mutilated, inflamed with pain, and wounded; and when with suffering, cold, hunger, and abuse, they fall sick, so as to become troublesome, are frequently slain by their masters to get rid of them;, and Whereas, They do frequently kill their women and children taken prisoners> either in revenge, or for amusement, or through the influence of tradition, unless they are tempted to exchange them for trade, which they usually do if they have an opportunity; and Whereas, One family frequently steals the children and women of another family, and such robberies and murders are continually committed, in times of their greatest peace, and amity; thus dragging free ¦Indian women and children into Mexican servitude and slavery, or death, to the* almost entire extirpation of the whole Indian race; and Whereas, These inhuman practices are being daily enacted before our eyes in the midst of the white settlements, and within the organized counties of the Territory; and when the inhabitants do not purchase or trade for those so offered for sale, they are generally doomed to the most miserable existence; suffering the tortures of every species of cruelty, until death kindly relieves them and closes the revolting scenery: Wherefore, When all these facts are taken into consideration, it becomes the duty of all humane and Christian people to extend unto this degraded and downtrodden race, such relief as can be awarded to them, according to their situation and circumstances; it therefore becomes necessary to consider; First; The circumstances of bur location among these savage tribes under the authority of Congress, while yet the Indian title to the soil is left unextinguished ; not even a treaty having been held, by which a partition of territory or country has been made, thereby
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Source Original Book: Laws and Ordinances of the State of Deseret (Utah) Compilation 1851
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-08
Date Modified 2005-11-08
ID 716786
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