|Educators and history buffs in Utah will be happy to find Tales from Indian Country: Authentic Stories and Legends from the Great Uintah Basin by George Emery Stewart, Jr.
From the back cover:
|INDIAN STORIES AND LEGENDS
The Story of the Headhunters
The Woman Who Was a Man
The Forgotten Chieftain, Red Moon
Chipeta, “Queen of the Utes”
Song to Chipeta, Queen of the Utes
The Legend of Spirit Rock
Wild Man of the Wasteland
Beliefs and Ways of the Indian
Johnny Harper Nick
The Pit of Hades
The Fires of Spring
Utah Big Game Hunt: Circa 700 AD
Did Yeti Once Roam the Valleys of Utah?
The Demon of Horseshoe Bend
Horse Thieves from Brown’s Hole
EARLIEST WHITE VISITORS TO THE UINTAH BASIN
|THE STRIP AND FORT DUCHESNE
The Whiskey Tent Treaty
The Strip (Dakota, Badger, and Sergeant; Baco; Bob Ricker; The Dutchman; The Bandit Horse of Uintah; The Millionaire; Tabby Weep; Jones–the Cowhand; The St. Louis Mine Disaster; Bob Hughes)
The Spanish-American War
The Trooper’s Valentine
Honey Joe Lee–Singing Sam and the Bullfrog
Nu-pah-gath-ti-ket (Bottle Hollow)
JOURNEY THROUGH A LOST COUNTRY
|First paragraph from The Opening I:
Purposely, or inadvertently, one of the most colorful events in the history of Utah has been overlooked by historians for many decades. Only lately, has the legendary event gained any notice from western writers–most of whom keep their eyes forever glued on the entrance of the Saints into the valley of the Great Salt Lake and its environs. This, then is a short story dealing with the event known to most old-timers as “The Opening.”Read my favorite story from this book, The Cottontail.
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George Stewart was Penny Gardner’s grandfather-in-law. Penny did most of the typing of George’s handwritten stories for this book