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  •  Mormons "liked" the Utes, because many were... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...polygamous.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:06:57 PM PST

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      They liked them as long as they caused no problems. The history here is much like the history everywhere, tragic ultimately for the native peoples.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 02:57:01 PM PST

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      •  Yes. Sorta is what the quotation marks were... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...meant to convey.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 03:34:05 PM PST

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        •  I did catch that (3+ / 0-)
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          I answered you still srsly pissed after re-reading some of the info on the Bear River Massacre. It's amazing how impacted you can be just reading cold hard facts.

          The great grandfather I spoke of before's dad had a wife who was, according to family history, "an Indian child found wandering alone on the prairie and adopted by a Mormon family".

          She was of the right age to have been scooped up at the massacre and she came from N.Utah. I don't know for sure, but...How many Indian children just wandered alone on the prairie do you imagine there were?

          "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

          by high uintas on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 04:38:33 PM PST

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