140 years ago today - 135 years - Aug 2, 1879

[Wilford Woodruff Journal]
Petone wanted me to go with him. He Painted himself up with white Clay and striped his limbs like an Antelope then Put on a shirt striped like an Antelope then put on an artificial Antelope's Head & horns on his head. He was then ready for a hunt. He started out on a run both of us mounted on good horses.

... we Came in sight of a Buck Antelope Petone immediately dismounted & went of on a trot on all fours, pretending to Eat grass & with his Antelope head & horns walked up within 100 yards of his game & shot him dead in his tracks. ...

One of the Antelope He killed this forenoon he wounded and would not waste a second Ball But run onto him with his horse & larrietted him & Cut his throat. We arived in Camp about 12 oclok having run our horses some 20 miles and Brought in on one horse 3 venison. I was vary weary when I arived in Camp I got some Dinner & spent the Afternoon mostly in Camp. Petone was out again in the afternoon. They killed 5 old ones & 2 young ones.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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