Chief/Mormon Elder Kanosh

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Kanosh, Chief/Mormon Elder

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Spanish Fork Canyon?, Utah Territory
Death: December 24, 1884 (63)
Kanosh, UT Teritory, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Kashe Bats and Wah Goots
Husband of Mary and Sally

Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Chief/Mormon Elder Kanosh

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Kanosh (1821 – December 24, 1884) was a nineteenth century leader of the Pahvant band of the Ute Indians.

It is believed Kanosh was born in Spanish Fork Canyon, but this is not certain.

Kanosh invited the Mormons to come and settle in his area where they founded the town of Kanosh.

Kanosh joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1874 Kanosh was ordained an elder by Dimick B. Huntington. He was one of the very earliest Native Americans to receive the endowment.

Kanosh met with Brigham Young on September 1, 1857 to discuss strategy in relation to the Utah War.

One of Kanosh's wives was Sally, a Southern Paiute who had been raised in Young's household. This relationship is a key part of why Kanosh's band worked so closely with the Latter-day Saints. Another of Kanosh's wives was a Piute named Mary who had been raised by Latter-day Saints in Payson, Utah Territory. Kanosh built a regular cabin for her, whereas his other three wives lived in wikiups.

Kanosh and his fellow Pahvant's were the only large group of Utes who did not participate in the Black Hawk War.

Kanosh died at the town of Kanosh, Utah Territory..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Kanosh (chief)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 March 2012, 18:47 UTC, <> [accessed 25 April 2012]

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Chief/Mormon Elder Kanosh's Timeline

Utah Territory
December 24, 1884
Age 63
Kanosh, UT Teritory, United States