Message #18:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Utah Historical Quarterly
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 97 15:37:00 MST
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[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.