(Bill Hickman) Unfortunately, the Indians were innocent Pawnee. When word of their deaths got around, Hickman was excommunicated for "violating church policy of friendliness towards the Indians."
. Called with a group of 150 men to clear out a group of Indians who were harassing settlers on the Provo River. The Indians had called the Mormons "all petticoats and won't fight." 1849
[source: Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]