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By Elizabeth Von Aderkas

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. while touch occured within the overdue 18th century the explorers and investors chanced on specified cultures.

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And those names show that she hobnobbed on a first-name basis with early Mormon Church hierarchy. She delivered their babies and laid out their dead. She socialized intimately with many of their wives, particularly those of Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. She belonged to the elite and closely knit group who had been sealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith during his lifetime. The names she chronicles reveal also whom she hired, whom she sold to, who received her donations, who paid for obstetrical services, and all manner of other successful business dealings.

Born amidst the splendid hardwood forests, the hills, and the rocks of Maine's wilderness, she was the first of nine children her father, Enoch Bartlett, had with his second wife, Anna Hall. rithmetic," she learned in a school in her father's shoemaking shop. 1 In 1812, when she was only seventeen, Patty married twenty-two-year-old David Sessions, against her parents' wishes. Enoch and Anna vowed that she would not receive any inheritance from them, a promise they kept, Patty later reported with a hint of bitterness.

The lead company for most of the journey was the Second Fifty of the First Hundred, whose captain was Ira Eldredge and whose members included Isaac and Jane E. James, together with their sons Sylvester and Silas. The company encountered a number of hardships in crossing the plains. Forage often proved inadequate for the livestock, leading to a steady weakening of the teams of oxen. Suitable fords for crossing streams were sometimes difficult to locate. Blinding dust storms were apt to Page 19 strike with little notice, Huge herds of buffalo furnished a source of fresh meat, but the beasts could pass so close to the party that on one occasion they stampeded the livestock.

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