The Indian Commissioners departed on Wednesday without Joseph coming to any terms. They all got indignant at him at last and threatened him.... He said he was ready for them.... General Howard says Joseph has taken the course to make him lose all sympathy for him, and next summer, if the trouble in the Wallowa is brought up again, he will send out two men to Joseph's one no matter how many he raises and whip him to submission. Delightful prospect for us whose husbands will probably be in the fight, isn't it?
Army doctor's wife
November 19, 1876