Native Americans and Pioneers. Cultures in Conflict. Utah becomes part of the U.S.A. In 1846, the United States had gone to war with Mexico over the disputed territories of Texas and New Mexico (New Mexico included present-day Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico).
Cultures in Conflict
Colonel Patrick Edward Connor
Colonel Patrick Edward Conner
“The Mormon’s God was the true God, and he and the Indians’ Father were one; that he must go to the “Mormons” and they would tell him what to do, and that he must do it; that he must be baptized, with all his Indians; that the time was at hand… and stop their Indian life, and learn to cultivate the earth and build houses, and live in them.”
-Ech-up-wy, Skull Valley (Tooele), 1876
“The watering places are all occupied by the white man. The grass that [produced] mutch seed is all et out. The sunflower seed is destroyed. In fact there is nothing for them to depend on but beg or starve.”
-Jacob Hamblin, 1880