on the domestic side.
Even in his house, a Gentile feeling burned against the introduction of second wives; and sisters who pretend to have been the sealed spouses of Joseph, own that they had to undergo the rite in secret, and accept their wifehood in a mystic sense.
But when the saints arrived in Utah
, where, surrounded by the Indian
wigwams, they were free to carry out their principles, they proclaimed the Indian
doctrine of plurality of wives.
Were they not gathered into Zion
Were not the sons of Laman living in the Valley
, each with his two or three squaws, according to the ancient and celestial rule?
“ That day,” I wrote in New America, “ the Red
men and the White
men made with each other an unwritten covenant, for the Shoshone had at length found a brother in the Pale-face, and the Pawnee
saw the morals of his wigwam carried into the Saxon
Ute incest came to the Saints with Ute polygamy.
An Indian likes to buy two or three sisters, finding they work well and hold their tongues, where strangers to each other might shirk their tasks and wrangle in his tent.
A Mormon does the same.