170 years ago today - May 10, 1854

[Brigham Young Sermon, Nephi UT]
.... I want peace [with the Indians], don't you? I will tell you how to begin it. In the first place stop the boys and men fooling with the Indians and let the boys go to school, and let them learn good sense. Also let the Indians go to school and them be taught, and let the parents manifest good feelings towards the Indians, and the Lord will give us favor in the eyes of these Indians, and let them see that we want them to understand the things of God as they are, instead of wanting to slay them, you should pity them, but do not put yourselves on a level with them, but be above them and try to take a course to exalt them instead of decreasing? Yourselves to their level. Now go to work and raise train for them, also go to work and make a wall around your city so high that they cannot get over it. .... Now mark it, that if you do not do this, I will tell you that it will not be a many years until your throats will be cut and the Indians will take scalps enough to make a wick-a-up,
and you will write this down as a prophecy, and write it down too, that if you will follow my counsel and do as I tell you and build your walls and forts as I direct you, not one of you shall be hurt. ... I have heard the people speak in tongues and prophecy and say I have got to go and teach the Lamanites and teach them to work and prepare them to receive the gospel, but as soon as they come among them, they want to kill them, but at the same time they will steal worse than the Indians. Now what should you do in such a case? Kill the Mormon thief and teach the Indian, for I have a thousand excuses for the Indians, to where I have one for the brethren in stealing from and killing each other. .... I expect you will soon come to my house and see a good squaw in my house. They are the seed of Israel. It will be but a very little while when they will be a white and delightsome people. This will come hard upon the women, but they must stand it.

[The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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