|The story of Wahlitits and Larry Ott
Eagle Robe and his son Wahlitits cultivated the land west of the Salmon River.
This caused a great commotion among the settlers as well as the Indians. They held a council of Indians and settlers to determine what to do. The council was presided over by Whitebird on the part of the Indians. On behalf of the settlers were Messrs. Norman Gould, Henry Elfers, Samuel Benedict, and others. Gould told me that, in answer to all their offers or suggestions in the way of settlement, Whitebird would say, 'Give us Larry Ott.' The council broke up without arriving at any settlement. Things went on thus for a year or more.
When Wahlitits left Tolo Lake with his cousin Sarpsis lippilp and his nephew Wetyetmas Wahyakt, his intention was to come here to kill Larry Ott and thereby avenge the death of his father. Larry Ott, however, was not at home. So the trio rode on.