It was late summer of 1846. Brigham Young and company were camped at the Missouri River on the edge of Indian Territory. The rest of the Saints were scattered across Iowa and beyond. 500 men had just departed in the Mormon Battalion. Now, short on manpower, supplies, and time, it was too late to reach the Rocky Mountains that season. Plans would have to change. What were they to do—and where? This episode of History of the Saints begins the story of Winter Quarters.