publication . Other literature type . 1999

Sagwitch

Christensen, Scott R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1999
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The Northwestern Shoshone knew as home the northern Great Salt Lake, Bear River, Cache, and Bear Lake valleys-northern Utah. Sagwitch was born at a time when his people traded with the mountain men. In the late 1850s, wagons brought Mormon farmers to settle in Cache Valley, the Northwestern Shoshone heartland. Emigrants and settlers reduced Shoshone access to traditional village sites and food resources. Relationships with the Mormons were mostly good but often strained, and the Shoshone treatment of migrants, who now traveled north and south as well as west and east through the area, was increasingly opportunistic. It only took a few violent incidents for a zea...
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free text keywords: Sagwitch, shoshone chieftain, mormon elder, Native American Studies
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