In July 1853, a trade of fish for flour between an Indian and Mrs. James Ivie, ended in a skirmish; one Indian died, Chief Walker refused peace offer of ponies, beef, flour and blankets unless Mr. Ivie stood trial by Indians; raids began. Colonel George A. Smith supervised defense. War cost lives of many Indians, 19 settlers and the massacre of Captain Gunnison’s military exploring party. May 1854, Pres. Brigham Young and Chief Walker signed peace treaty at Chicken Creek, 3 miles S.W. Levan.