[Hosea Stout Diary] Monday February the 1st 1847. This was a beautiful morning like yesterday morning I went down & around through Town and learned in the mein time that the Omahas who were here last night were looking for some articles which some one had taken from the bodies of their friends, who had been slain some time since by the Souix. I learned also that Arza Adams and H. W. Miller had taken a wagon load of buffalo robes leggings Lodges &c from them, thus robbing the dead which if it is true is a just cause of resentment on the part of the Omahas & I learn also that they were determined on revenge for this most sacralagious insult to their dead friends.
I reported the same to Dr W. Richards that he might have due notice of the affair. I was notified to appear at W. Richards at six oclock this evening which I did after arrainging the guard. The subject of robbing the Omahas was taken up and decided to send a letter by a special messenger to the men concerned for them to restore the things taken to the place whence they took them & make satisfaction to the Omahas as soon as possible.
Another letter was to be sent to Majr Miller & the Omaha interpreter informing them of the action of the council on the subject & let them know the feelings here & also that the men who did it does not live in this place.
After the business was done a variety of subjects was taken up and talked over & we spent an agreeable evening untill about ten oclock when we broke up & came home.
The wind had changed to the south this after noon & there was now a driving snow falling fast from the North. I came home and went out again on patroll guard untill twelve oclock at night.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]