175 years ago today - Wednesday, Mar 24, 1847.

[Willard Richards]

John Barrow says his son, John, was chopping between this place and Cutler Park when five Omahas came upon him, and while they were rifling his pockets, his dog went at them and they shot the dog and struck at his head several times with their tomahawks, and took from him a Green Jacket lined about with a red striped plaid. It is reported that seven cattle have been killed by the Omahas since yesterday.

Old Elk and Logan Fontenell's brother, interpreter, called on President Young about 3 p.m., wanted provisions, said he had heard President Young had some provisions for them. President told him we intended to make a field and raise grain for them at their place, and that was all he could do. Asked them to dine and they might sleep in the council house tonight.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]

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