1866 February 21 Letter to Thomas Callister


1866 February 21 Letter to Thomas Callister


The Kanosh tribe is friendly and should receive assistance.


Indian Affairs


Brigham Young


Thomas Callister


1866 February 21


Great Salt Lake City

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Indian Affairs
Financial Matters

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Presidents Office Gt Salt Lake City
Feb. 21st 1866.

Bishop Thomas Callister

Dear Brother:--

I received your letter of the 11th, instant, but as bro Musser has not yet arrived I have not received the eleven sovereigns which you sent by him, on account of brother Hans Peterson. I gather from your letter that Kanosh and his band has been in your vicinity all winter, and have had no connection with Black Hawk and his marauding band. Vigilance ought to be exercised to see that they have no communication, and that runners do not go from one band to the other. You can tell Kanosh from me that I am his friend, and the friend of all right-dealing Indians -- Indians who do not steal, or murder, or commit other wicked acts; but men who steal, whether white or red, or murder, I am not their friend, and <they ought to be spotted> will spot them wherever <they are found> I can find them. If his band is not, and has not been, engaged with Black Hawk or been rendering him any aid or comfort, I would recommend feeding them when they need, and also <to the agent to> giveing them the ammuniton they need to hunt game to supply their necessities. Care must be taken, however, in furnishing them ammunition that it does not go into the hands of unfriendly Indians. If the friendly Indians in our Territory, were as friendly as they pretend to be, they could render us valuable assistance in finding and securing the band of murderes under the leadership of Black Hawk

With love

I remain
Your Brother,

Brigham Young