Message #18: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Utah Historical Quarterly Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 15:37:00 MST Encoding: 77 TEXT [A little History and Anthropology -- SASIG Ed.] From: Max Evans The Utah Historical Quarterly published in its most recent issue (Fall 1996) the following articles that may be of interest to the list: *From Haarlem to Hoboken: Pages From A Dutch Mormon Immigrant Diary,* translated and edited by William Mulder. -- As Utah approaches the sesquicentennial of pioneer settlement, it is easy to conjure forth images of hardships and sadness along the overland trail and to neatly conceptualize that occurrence as having happened a long time ago. How it does exercise and challenge our sense of history to read Foekje Mulder's account of her 1920 immigration, presented as the first selection in this issue, and to realize that even in the age of ocean liners and automobiles the task of immigrating was never easy. Worries over money, health, language, and employment plagued Foekje and others like her, and the sadness occasioned by leaving loved ones and familiar homes far behind was no more easily abated in the twentieth century than in the nineteenth. Yet there are moments of triumph as well, and the reader of this diary will undoubtedly come to love the determined and sensitive Foekje, pictured here with her husband Albertus, and to be touched by the historical experience in a profoundly personal way. *Lambs of Sacrifice: Termination, The Mixed-blood Utes, And The Problem of Indian Identity,* R. Warren Metcalf. -- Melting pot dynamics affected not just the newcomers but the native people as well. When, in the 1950s, the federal government sought political termination for the Utes, the explosive question of tribal membership erupted into acrimonious debate. Complicated by a very lucrative judicial award won by the tribe and some long-standing intra-tribal antagonisms, the issue had enormous implications for both the blooded Utes and those of mixed ancestry. A dispassionate analysis of that controversy, much needed and long overdue, is offered in the second article. *Emma Lucy Gates Bowen: Singer, Musician, Teacher,* Catherine M. Johnson. -- As we draw the curtain on a most memorable centennial year, it is appropriate that we return to the era of statehood for our final two articles. The first of these is a short biography of the talented singer, Emma Lucy Gates Bowen. A granddaughter of Brigham Young, she represents the advancement of Utah culture beyond the pioneer period to the modern opera halls of Berlin, New York, Boston, and Chicago. *Charles W. Penrose And His Contributions To Utah Statehood,* Kenneth W. Godfrey. -- At the very time the young starlet was discovering and developing her musical ability, Utah was also reaching political maturity and knocking at the door of statehood. One of the leading figures in that quest, Charles W. Penrose, is the subject of the last article. As the author reminds us, if a Utah statehood hall of fame were to be established, Penrose would be among its first dozen inductees. This illuminating study leaves no doubt as to why. This issue of the Quarterly also has reviews of these books: Thomas G. Alexander, Utah: The Right Place, reviewed by B. Carmon Hardy. Norman R. Bowen and Mary Kane Bowen Solomon, A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73: Elizabeth Kane's St. George Journal, Reviewed by Dorothy Mortensen. William E. Hill, The Mormon Trail: Yesterday and Today, reviewed by Rush Spedden. John S. McCormick and John R. Sillito, eds. A World We Though We Knew; Readings in Utah History, Dennis L. Lythgoe. William D. Rowley, Reclaiming the Arid West: The Career of Francis G. Newlands, reviewed by David Blanke. Robert H. Webb, Grand Canyon, a Century of Change: Rephotography of the 1889-1890 Stanton Expedition, reviewed by Peter H. DeLafosse. Thomas E. Sheridan and Nancy Parezo, eds. Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest and Northern Mexico, reviewed by David Rich Lewis. The UHQ goes to all members of the Utah State Historical Society. Membership is available to all and costs only $20.00 per year. Contact the Membership Secretary, Utah State Historical Society, 300 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801-533-3500). Or contact us by e-mail at USHS@history.state.ut.us or visit our web site at http://www.history.state.ut.us.