Tutsegabit

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Tutsegabit was a 19th-century leader of the Piedes bands of the Paiute tribe.

In 1857 Tutsegabit was the chief of six bands of Piedes.[1]

It is known that Tutsegabit was in Salt Lake City on September 1, 1857, and that he was ordained an elder by Brigham Young.[2] To have been present at Mountain Meadows when the massacre occurred, he would have had to have returned to southern Utah by September 11. Dimick B. Huntington in his journal[full citation needed] claims that Tutsegabit was in Salt Lake City on September 10. Wilford Woodruff records[full citation needed] Tutsegabit's ordination as an elder in his September 16 journal entry, but Woodruff does not indicate the day on which the actual ordination occurred.

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