1860 March 28 Letter Tin-a-poo


1860 March 28 Letter Tin-a-poo


Some men were killed when they went up to help the Indians build houses, fences and plant grain. Brigham counsels the Indians to be peaceful.


Indian Affairs


Brigham Young




1860 March 28


Great Salt Lake City


Indian Affairs

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G.S.L. City. March 28. 1860.


The Big Medicine man of the Bannacks:-

The Great Spirit says to me, Brigham, and to all my people that it is not good to fight and shed human blood. I always say to all, both the red men and the whites, that it is not good to kill one another. My wish is for the red and white men to keep good peace all the time. I do not wish the red men to fight with and kill each other, nor to kill the white men, nor the white men to kill the red men. I was sorry when some red men killed some of my people on Salmon river. My people went to Salmon river to do good to the red men, to learn them how to build houses, make fences, and raise grain. Some of the red men were bad, killed some of my men, and the rest of my men left and came home. I was sorry that those red men acted so badly and foolishly. My people do not like to make settlements among bad red men. Me and my people love to do good to all people, both white and red. I am told that you all the time ta your people. I am glad to hear that you talk peace, as I do, and wish you to talk peace all the while. If the red and white men will be at peace, perhaps you and I will see each other bye and bye. I feel good towards you and your people, and always have. We will try and forget the killing of our people at Salmon river, and do not want any of your people to do so any more. I may wish, some time, to have some of my people settle on some of your land to do you good.

But my people will not make a settlement on your land without you treat them well.

Brigham Young