The second summer, when their corn and melons were ripe, the Indians came and claimed the land and the crops, so they had to leave all and go back to Omaha, where they stayed till they earned means and equipment to come to Utah. Their equipment consisted of one yoke of oxen, two cows, and half of a wagon; another family owned the other half and one yoke of oxen. That is the way they crossed the plains.
I was then six years old; had to walk most all the way as there was no room to ride. Brother Willard was born three weeks before we reached Salt Lake.