Southern Paiute Relations With Their Early Dixie Mormon Neighbors
Saint George, UT
Dixie State College of Utah
This paper will focus primarily on events in local history during the Utah Dixie community’s first two dozen years. First we will examine some aspects of the often lesser-known interaction and relations of the early Latter-day Saints in the region with their Native American neighbors. Then we will consider a few of the other developments and episodes of the Dixie area on toward maturity of the settlements, with some of the information being drawn from research for a biography recently written about my great great grandfather, Amasa M. Lyman, who proved more instrumental in the founding of Dixie than has been heretofore known. And finally, I will recount the tragic story of the death of one of the most popular and prominent citizens of the community, Franklin B. Woolley, in 1869.
"Co-sponsored by Val Browning Library, Dixie State College, St. George, Utah and the Obert C. Tanner Foundation."