Pahvant with skin disease, exhibited in sideshows by Mormons who believed his skin was turning white because he had joined the church. He died near Kanosh. Pauschaunt The Enigma. Aged Utah Indian who is being taken to the World's Fair. The aged Pauvant Indian of a southern Utah tribe, now nearly extinct, has been brought to Salt Lake to be taken to the World's Fair at St. Louis to be exhibited as a wonder. His name is Pauschaunt, and readers of the Deseret News know something of the discussion that has arisen over "the reason for his having turned white". He declares that it is in fulfillment of a promise made to him long ago. That he should "become white through forsaking the ways of war and pursuing the paths of peace and religion". Physicians have asserted that the change is simply the result of disease. But whether that conclusion is correct or the views that some others entertain are right, he is nevertheless the object of much curiosity. The change is said to have commenced 35 years ago and gradually extended until a great part of his body has become as white as a Caucasian's. Pauschaunt has been in Salt Lake since Friday in company with Dr. C.I.Foote of Los Angeles, and Mr. James George of Kanosh, the latter acting as interpreter, as the aged aborigine does not speak a word of English. He is said to be 103 years old and is exceedingly nimble and active for an old man. He appears to be delighted at the prospects of his trip to St. Louis. Deseret Evening News Monday, June 6,1904. Donor: Charles Kelly.