Brigham's Destroying Angel

  • Publish Date: 2013-09-12
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: William Adams Hickman
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. FROM 1850 TO 1854. FIRST TEAR IN UTAH FIRST INDIAN WAR LIEUT. J. W. GUNNISON --A SERIOUS DEFEAT BETTER COUNSELS A VICTORY--A BRAVE MILITIA OFFICER(?) A BATTLE ON THE ICE MASSACRE OF INDIANS TAKING THE HEAD OF BIG ELK HICKMAN GOES TO CALIFORNIA CHOSEN CAPTAIN OF THE TRAIN INDIAN MASSACRE AND MORE FIGHTING A MURDER AND LYNCH LAW EXECUTION TROUBLE IN UTAH AND RETURN OF HICKMAN MURDER OF IKE HATCH KILLING THE HORSE THIEF KILLING OF IKE VAUGHAN FIGHT BETWEEN THE MORMONS AND GREEN RIVER FERRYMEN HICKMAN KILLS ANOTHER HORSE THIEF--. CRUELTY OF ORSON HYDE DASTARDLY MURDER OF HARTLEY COMMENTS. After arriving in Salt Lake, I stopped a few days with one of my friends, then located the place ten miles south of the city, where I lived until five years ago. I went to work, and worked hard until in the Winter. At this time there was only two settlements in the valley south; the first was on American Fork, a stream some two or three rods wide, emptying into Utah Lake. The next was a settlement on Provo River, fifteen miles further south; some three miles from Utah Lake. This river was claimed by a strong band of Indians. These Utah Indians went by different names, such as Timpa-Utes, PiUtes, Tampa-TJtes and Gosh-Utes, each having its Chief, fishing and hunting grounds, &c, which they claimed as their own; but in reality they were all the same tribe, spoke the same language, and would hunt and fish on each other's lands, as a general thing, unmolested. Sometimes these different bands would have difficulty; but in war with the whites they were all united. This Provo band was considered very brave, having held that river for a long time. The Mormons got permission of them to settle there, and made them presents, and they were glad to have them...