The memo, however, had no effect in changing the traditional Bannock custom as had been carried out a few days earlier.

General Howard has given me orders that no prisoners shall be killed by the [Bannock] scouts but brought safely and unharmed into our camp. See that this is carried out, he was much annoyed to learn of the killing of that old woman.

Lt. Robert Fletcher

August 31, 1877



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