Brigham Young announces to the Council of Fifty that the local Indians cannot be converted and that they might as well kill each other off.
Clerk Hebert C. Kimball quotes Brigham Young as saying:
"that he did not apprehend any danger from the Indians. Neither did he feel, as some Brethren do, he does not want to live among them and take them in his arms until the curse is removed from off them ....
This present race of Indians will never be converted. It mattereth not whether they kill one another off or Some body else do it & as for our sending Missionaries among them to convert them, it is of no use"
Brigham Young instead proposes to take Native American children and raise them in white Mormon homes in order to teach them the truth, then return them to their tribes to keep spreading the message.