Gentiles out. “ Whatever I do,” says Red Cloud, in the tone so often heard at Salt Lake City
, “my people will do the same.”
Whether asking or refusing, Red Cloud is but carrying out the wishes of his people and the will of God.
has done something to appease the feuds between Utes and Shoshones; but, as some persons allege, he has done so only to turn their wrath against the Whites.
Not far from the station called Pai-Ute, a fight took place between some emigrants and natives, which gives the name of Battle Mountain
to a ridge with many mounds and spires; and here, as at Mountain Meadow, and in other places, the Mormons are suspected of inspiring, if not conducting the attack.
The emigrants were driving stock.
Stronger in numbers and in knowledge of the country, the Indians dashed into their corral, overpowered their watch, and drove away their herds.
At dawn, the emigrants rallied, armed in haste, and sought the trail.
At noon they caught the raiders in a glen, fell on them front and flank, broke, drove, and scattered them from rock to cave.
fought like wolves at bay; but numbers and courage were of no