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Ute Indians -- Wars

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Arza Adams affidavit

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307610]
Identifier: MSS SC 971
Scope and Contents

Holograph document and statement of damages amounting to $775 sustained in the war with Chief Walker and his Utes due to Indian activities in Utah County, Utah in 1853.

Dates: 1855

Battle with the Indians in pioneer days : Little Creek raid

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329945]
Identifier: MSS SC 3049
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of a story of Indians stealing cattle and horses near Parowan, Utah, on 21 July 1867 during Utah's Black Hawk War. The attempt to take the cattle was thwarted, and the Indians were forced to retreat. The author of the item is unidentified. He writes that he was "nine or ten" at the time of the raid and that his uncle was Joseph Fish, a prominent militia leader in Parowan. The writer also states that he was the brother of Horace Calvin Smith.

Dates: 1900

Clarke letter to J. M. Curtis

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294153]
Identifier: Vault MSS 681
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter, signed by surname only, and addressed to J. M. Curtis, Indian Interpreter, Denver. It reports on a skirmish in 1873 between eighteen Ute Indians and a group of Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians at Deer Trail, Colorado.

Dates: 1873

Eldredge family history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230314814]
Identifier: MSS SC 1749
Scope and Contents

Typescript history of the Eldredge family in Massachusetts and Utah written by several family members. The history describes the "miracle of the seagulls" and gives an account of "Johnston's Army" in Utah.

Dates: 1932-1938

Biography of Alexander Melville

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333228]
Identifier: MSS SC 3314
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten autobiography. Melville was born in Scotland in 1821, worked on a ship that hunted whales, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and migrated to Utah in 1852. He lived in Provo, Utah, campaigned against Utah Indians in 1853, and settled in Fillmore, Utah. He died in 1911.

Dates: 1900

Grant N. Mildenhall letter and newspaper clippings

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323583]
Identifier: MSS SC 2385
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a typewritten letter, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The clippings were taken from the 1877 editions of Salt Lake Tribune newspaper. Mildenhall writes to "Duane" arguing that the whites killed during Utah's Black Hawk War (1865-68) and during other Indian uprisings in Utah were not killed by Indians but by Freemasons and Mormons. Mildenhall says that these and many other killings in Mormon and Utah history were done according to the Mormon doctrine of Blood...
Dates: 1877-1993

Posey War Oral History Project case files, 1972-1976

Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Posey War Oral History Project, 1972-1976.

Dates: 1972-1976

Posey War Oral History Project transcripts, 1972-1976

Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Posey War Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1972-1976.

Dates: 1972-1976

Posey War Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1972-1976

Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Includes contracts from and contact information for participants in the Posey war Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, and transcripts for those interviews, 1972-1976.

Dates: 1972-1976

Azariah Smith diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 554
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Smith writes of his early life until he started his diary in 1846. He tells about his experiences in the Mormon Battalion and the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Smith also writes about his coming to Utah and his life in Manti, Utah. He also relates incidents in the Black Hawk War when the whites fought the Ute Indians. There are many gaps.

Dates: 1846-1912