A LETTER to the Chief of the Omaha Indians Winter Quarters, Camp of Israel November 6, 1846 Omaha Nation To Big Elk, Chief of Omaha Indians. Brother:-According to promise I send you by George D. Grant one barrel of powder and 100 pounds of lead, to prepare for your hunt.
May you prosper and get plenty of buffalo, and I want you to counsel your men not to kill any more cattle. If you want some guns repaired for your hunt, send word when and where by George, and I will try to get a smith to do something for you. From your Brother, BRIGHAM YOUNG.
[Source: 1846-November 6-RCH 2:166, in Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)]