Native American Extermination Order

72 Total Records

Date
Summary
Jul 28, 1847

WW records BY speech about LDS role in converting Indians.

Mar 31, 1848

EE comments on indigenous violence in Utah County

Feb 1849

OBH records Little Chief asking LDS to kill "mean Ewtes."

Apr 7, 1849

JB and LV comment on indigenous difficulties in Southern settlements

Apr 12, 1849

IH comments on Indian difficulties in southern settlements

Apr 18, 1849

BY warns JH about Indian attacks, urges them to teach them and be peaceful

Apr 19, 1849

DH highlights friendliness of Indian peoples.

May 18, 1849

DBH notes that Indians saw Americans as Mormons enemies

May 28, 1849

BY tells IH et al not to be so familiar w/Indians.

Oct 15, 1849

IH relays account of Indian difficulties

Jan 8, 1850

BY warns Utah Valley settlement against warring with Indians.

Jan 31, 1850

BY orders killing of Native Americans

Jan 31, 1850

Wells orders Scott to "[exterminate] . . . hostile clans and sue for peace."

Jan 31, 1850

DHW instructs JS to extermine hostile indigenous groups

Jan 31, 1850

DHW instructs JS to extermine hostile indigenous groups

Feb 1850

DHW reports on aftermath of conflict

Feb 4, 1850

HS offers assistance to BY in fighting indigenous Americans

Feb 4, 1850

EFAI keeps account of their company taking action against Utah Indians who had been harassing settlers.

Feb 4, 1850

HS offers assistance to BY in fighting indigenous Americans

Feb 5, 1850

DHW instructs JJH to mobilize materiel for expedition

Feb 8, 1850

GH reports on battle with Indians

Feb 9, 1850

GH reports on militia mobilization.

Feb 9, 1850

DHW orders JB to patrol road and watch Indian movements

Feb 9, 1850

GH reports on militia mobilization.

Feb 9, 1850

GH offers account to DHW of expedition

Feb 9, 1850

DHW offers instructions to GDG on executing expedition

Feb 11, 1850

DHW issues order regarding GH capturing Indians

Feb 12, 1850

BY encourages DHW's expedition

Feb 13, 1850

BY wishes success to expedition

Feb 14, 1850

GF speaks to DHW of actions taken with captive women and children

Feb 15, 1850

Whitney describes killing three Indians

Feb 16, 1850

DHW issues orders to "route" Indians "wherever they may find them"

Feb 16, 1850

GF mentions ALL's killing of three Indians

Feb 18, 1850

DHW orders intel gathering and executions for those who do not accept peace.

Feb 20, 1850

Wakara/Walker tells that Mormons killed his friend, does not want to fight.

Feb 21, 1850

Morley provides account of expedition including numbers of deaths.

Feb 23, 1850

DHW orders WM to release prisoner, confirms Black Hawk's authority, urges compliance

Feb 25, 1850

Campbell references occurrence of conflict with Utah Indians

Feb 28, 1850

BW meets with W over death of Indian children.

Feb 28, 1850

BY recounts the expedition to OH

Mar 2, 1850

GDG charges JS for lack of support for expedition.

Mar 15, 1850

IM reports to BY that W believes Mormon presence is beneficial

Mar 16, 1850

DF comments on effects of expedition

Mar 21, 1850

DHW speaks of distribution of loot from Utah war

Mar 21, 1850

DHW speaks of distribution of loot from Utah war

May 1, 1850

DHW provides counsel to Wakara for peace.

May 13, 1850

DHW tells W to listen to local bishop

May 22, 1850

BY encourages peace with Wakara.

Aug 25, 1850

IH tells BY of Indians stealing horses

Jul 8, 1851

Farr writes to Brigham informing him of Indians stealing horses from the settlers.

Jul 11, 1851

Brigham tells Farr to avoid violent retribution.

May 7, 1853

BY tells IS that W is a friend, and they will become "white and delightsome."

May 7, 1853

BY provides account of Indian difficulties

Aug 15, 1853

GM provides brief account of 1853 difficulties

Dec 3, 1853

BY promises lenience to Indians who have killed and stolen

May 14, 1854

TDB records DL speaking about utilizing Paiute as "battle axe."

Sep 8, 1855

BY tells JD that Kenosh not guilty in Gunnison Massacre

1855

HS provides account of expedition planning

1855

HS provides account of expedition planning

1855

HS provides account of expedition's aftermath planning

Jan 16, 1856

K gives speech to UTL on purpose of UTL, his goals for Indians

1883

ET highlights laws passed following PPP visit in July 1849 to Utah Valley settlement

1883

Tullidge reports that Huntington swore an oath to the Timpanogas Indians to respect their rights.

1884

DHW provides account of expedition.

1884

DHW provides account of expedition.

1884

DHW provides account of expedition.

Jul 1884

Tullidge records Brigham sending the first party south to settle Provo and early conflicts with Indians.

Oct 1949

SWK comments on Native Americans

2007

RLS offers summary background on indigenous makeup of 19th-century Utah

Dec 31, 2007

GH recounts how Paiute collaborated with Mormons during Mountain Meadows Massacre

Jul 25, 2010

MKJ says that indigenous peoples lost land and "cultural birthright"

2012

Utah History Encyclopedia provides biographical details of Kanosh, American Indian chief who joined Church in 1858.