Saturday, June 10, 2017

Eph’s Promise to the Natives

Ephraim Hanks
In 1857, Ephraim Hanks visited a nearby tribe of Sioux Indians. What did Ephraim promise them?
a.                  That the advancing U.S. army would not touch them
b.                  That their children would soon participate in the Lamanite Placement Program
c.                   That Mormon Elders would arrive and teach them
d.                  That a huge buffalo herd will arrived in a few days
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                  If the natives attacked, one scream would warn the entire block
Brigham Young’s counsel to the members of Bear Lake:   When you form your settlements, get together pretty close. Let there be at least ten families on ten acres of ground. When you start to build upon a block have the brethren build upon the block until every lot is occupied before you touch another. Then if you should be attacked by Indians, one scream will arouse the whole block. 

Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:115-116.

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