Friday, July 2, 2010

Indian Treaty

Hello Dear Reader,
Shortly after Grandpa (Wesley) Carter was made bishop of the Rivergrove 2nd Ward the Church began what they called the Indian Placement Program. Members of the Church were asked to take American Indian students into their homes to live while they pursued an education.

Grandpa and Grandma asked us children what we would think of participating in this program and we all agreed it would be a good thing to do. So, in the fall of 1954, we had a young man by the name of Woodrow Sneed, a Cherokee Indian from North Carolina, come to stay with us while he attended BYU. He was an intelligent, handsome young man who brought a new dimension into the lives of a family who had been very provincial up to that time.

I haven't come across the photo of our house that I had hoped to show so you could see how different it was then than it is now, but in this photo of Woody you can see the redwood on the front of the house where there is now stone and you can see the white brick planter box that was in front of the porch. Maybe this will give you an idea of the difference.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Darcy said...

That is weird to think of grandmas house different because I can only remember it how it is now.