Mormon History, 1849

(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,]

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