Chief Walker

Walker (Walkara, Wakara) (unk.-1855) was a leader of the Ute Indians in Utah Co., Utah Territory. He attempted to forge peace with the Mormon settlers but later instigated the Walker War between the Utes and the Saints at the time Wilford Woodruff was serving in the Utah Territorial Legislature. He died in 1855 in Meadow, Millard Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Chief Walker, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/chief-walker, accessed 28 Feb. 2022). Wakara, aka Walkara and Walker, The Journal of George Q. Cannon (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon/people/wakara-also-known-as-walkara-and-walker?letter=W&lang=eng, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 54

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    February 2, 1855 ~ Friday Feb 2nd I visited Brother Pulsipher & family in the afternoon & attended the grammar school in the evening February 3, 1855 ~ Saturday [FIGURES] I spent most of the day at home but at 6 oclok in the evening I Attended the Universal sccientific Association it received its organization this evening the following persons were Appointed the board of the society Wilford Woodruff President. John Taylor Orson Spencer Ezra T. Benson
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    February 2, 1855 February 3, 1855 February 4, 1855
  • Page 22

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    who also spoke well PM. Elder O Hyde Addressed the meeting in the afternoon was followed by G A Smith & President Young concerning the indian war Waker &c much good instruction was given. Conference adjourned till to morrow 10 oclock Their was preaching during the evening at the Tabernacle By the High Priests quorum the meeting was Addressed by Bishop Petegrew Phineas Young, Gifford Haywood John Neff ...
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    April 7, 1854 April 8, 1854
  • Page 30

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    as he tells me I do the will of my Father in Heaven for he is the only man that holds the keys of salvation. when I feel reluctant to do his will I feel bad & so do you all. when I do his will I can sleep in peace & my heart is consoled all the day long. this is also the case with you when you do not do as your Bishop tells you. last year your improvements were all scattered about but now you are got into a smashed suckertash pie. now go ...
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    May 7, 1854 May 8, 1854 May 9, 1854
  • Page 31

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    May 10, 1854 ~ Wednesday Wednesday 10 We rode 15 miles & nooned we here organized See T Bullocks Report. D. H. Wells was commander in chief. R Burton capt of guard. W. Woodruff Historian T Bullock clerk of camp. P. P. Pratt & J Taylor chaplains. E Hunter chief Bishop. Dr Sprague surgeon & Physician &c we rode to Nephi City & spent the night 25 we held a meeting President
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    May 10, 1854 May 11, 1854 May 12, 1854
  • Page 32

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    and others talked they had a sick child & they wished the Elders to lay hands upon it. then President Kimball Benson & Wells Administered to it Also Dr Sprague left some med- icine for it & for several others that was sick the Indian said if the child died He would have to kill an Indian child or a mormon child to go with it (as this is their tradition the interperter told him he must not do it that it was wrong that when Mormon ...
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    May 13, 1854 May 14, 1854
  • Page 33

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    There was a meeting at Early candlelight W Woodruff preached was followed by E T Benson was not reported May 15, 1854 ~ Monday Monday 15th Travled to Coal Creek 33 miles & camped for the nigh[t] we nooned on Corn Creek. During the evening we walked onto the hill among the cedars. B Young D Huntington Walker & myself we looked through a spy glass & looked to the west mountain onto a high peak far in the distance it ...
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    May 15, 1854 May 16, 1854 May 17, 1854 May 18, 1854 May 19, 1854
  • Page 188

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 23, 1849 ~ Tuesday 223rd I was sick through the day Br Cory & Another Brother called to see me He had made Arangements to on board of a ship & start in few days for the gold diggins He goes He says to get gold as He is A poor man to move his family to zion He has Asked no council from me upon the subject but goes upon his own hook January 24, 1849 ~ Wednesday 24th [FIGURES] I recieved three letters from
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    January 23, 1849 January 24, 1849
  • Page 189

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Ours As Brothers that his People should not steal from our People if any of them did let him know it And He would Punish them And stop it. the Brethren told him they did not want his men to steal from the calafornians for we were at peace with them. Walker replyed my men {[illegible]} hate the spanyards And will steal from them And I cannot help it Brothers Daniel Browett, Allen And Cox were all killed by A Band of Diggers in ...
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    January 25, 1849 January 26, 1849 January 27, 1849 January 28, 1849 January 29, 1849
  • Page 312

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    March 30, 1851 ~ Sunday 30th Sunday Brother Kimball addressed the meeting & was followed by others we met for Prayer in the evening March 31, 1851 ~ Monday 31st We had a snow storm I went into the big field however to ploughing April 1, 1851 ~ Tuesday to April 4, 1851 ~ Friday Apriail 1, 2, 3, ^&^ 4 I spent this week in the field ploughing we sowed 13 acres of wheat 5 acres of 7 head wheat ...
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    March 30, 1851 March 31, 1851 April 1, 1851 April 4, 1851 April 5, 1851 April 6, 1851 April 7, 1851 April 12, 1851 April 13, 1851 April 14, 1851 April 15, 1851 April 16, 1851 April 17, 1851 April 18, 1851 April 19, 1851 April 20, 1851 April 21, 1851 April 22, 1851 April 23, 1851 April 24, 1851 April 25, 1851
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    July 26, 1853 ~ Tuesday to July 30, 1853 ~ Saturday July 26 to 30th Spent my time harvesting July 22, 1853 ~ Friday July 22nd Mail arived & I received two Letters one from I F Carter [FIGURES] & one from Dwight Webster saying that my sister Eunice Died on the 14th June after a long Illness She sent me word that she died a full believer in Mormonism July 30, 1853 ~ Saturday July ...
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    July 22, 1853 July 26, 1853 July 30, 1853 July 30, 1853 July 31, 1853 August 1, 1853 August 6, 1853 August 7, 1853 August 8, 1853 August 12, 1853 August 13, 1853 August 14, 1853 August 15, 1853 August 19, 1853 August 20, 1853 August 21, 1853 August 22, 1853 August 24, 1853