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Ute Indians -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

James Lindsay papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342583]
Identifier: MSS 805
Scope and Contents Handwritten histories, a newspaper clipping, a biography of Agnes Watson Lindsay (1852-1940), and an autobiography of James Lindsay (1849-1938). James Lindsay was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Scotland. He migrated to Utah in 1862; settled in Heber City, Utah; and participated in the Black Hawk War against the Ute Indians. Some of the materials relate to the mail service in Heber City.
Dates: 1893-1931

Milas Edgar Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338235]
Identifier: MSS 948
Scope and Contents Typewritten excerpts of an autobiography. Johnson was born while his parents were migrating to Utah. He lived in numerous places including Fountain Green and Huntington, Utah. He states that he knew Black Hawk, recounts incidents with Ute Indians during the Black Hawk War, served as postmaster in Huntington, and was elected to the Utah state senate. The item was edited by family members who removed some material.
Dates: 1926

Alfred N. Billings diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490158]
Identifier: MSS 636
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten diary kept from 21 May 1855 to 3 Oct. 1855. Billings was called to serve as a missionary to the Ute Indians in the Elk Mountain area of southeastern Utah. After some initial success the Mormon missionaries were forced to leave by the Indians. Also included are Billings' financial records from the 1850s and 1860s.
Dates: 1855

A biography of Alexander Williams

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336403]
Identifier: MSS 459
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography. The year of the composition of the item is unknown. Kimball writes that Williams was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1847, had encounters with the Ute Indians, lived as a polygamist, and converted to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Dates: 1950

George Washington Bradley autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326511]
Identifier: MSS SC 2768
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of an autobiography. Bradley writes about being called to settle in Sanpete County. He was among the first settlers in Manti, Utah, and tells about life there, and contact with Ute Indians. Also included are three biographies of Bradley by family members. The dates of composition of these items are uncertain.
Dates: approximately 1859-1950

Edward G. Bush official correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2280
Scope and Contents Handwritten military orders and official correspondence plus photocopies. Also included is a hand-drawn map of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation and nearby areas. This item is housed separately in a location for oversized materials. General George Crook (1828-1890) sent orders to Fort Douglas directing that two companies be sent to assure that the road between Price, Utah and the Uintah Reservation be made passable for heavy freight. Major, later lieutenant colonel, Bush was given the...
Dates: 1887

Thomas Callister diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334226]
Identifier: MSS 1128
Scope and Contents Typescript of a diary kept from October 5-25, 1875 when Callister was called on a mission to Europe for the Mormon Church. He writes about his preparations to leave his home in Fillmore, Utah. Also included is a typed copy of a funeral address given by Chief Kanosh of the Pahvant Utes when Callister died in 1880.
Dates: 1875-1880

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320464]
Identifier: MSS SC 2203
Scope and Contents Typescript with handwritten corrections and photocopies of the item. Boquist writes of her journey from Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., Iowa to California in 1862. She travelled on the Oregon and California trails staying three days in Salt Lake City, Utah, "a beautiful little city." The local inhabitants came to buy what they had to sell at higher cost than the items were worth, and they were warned by a Mormon widow against the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young saying many "were kept there...
Dates: approximately 1900

Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSSSC2180

Mildred Miles Dillman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6164
Scope and Contents Contains various materials concerning Native American and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint news. Includes photographs, slides, maps, postcards, sketches of various sites and Native Americans; letters, a supper report, miscellaneous notes, poems, and lists; Native American symbols sheets, articles, and newspaper clippings concerning Native Americans and Latter-Day Saints.
Dates: 1880-1975