Ogden's Indian wife was having her own troubles with the deserters.
While she was busy collecting her children, several men stampeded the
company horses outside her tent. Her eight-month-old son Michael had
been tied to the saddle of one of the mares that was herded off. The
frightened mother quickly ran to the American camp and managed to seize
the child and mare before being caught. On her way back she collected
several company horses loaded with furs.
night rumor spread throughout Ogden's camp that the Americans were
planning an attack. But all was quiet, and the next morning Ogden gave a
call to abandon the camp. The Hudson's Bay Company, greatly reduced in
numbers and supplies, retreated to the Flathead Post. Though the two
parties managed to avoid further confrontation, the incident at Mountain
Green only strengthened the long-standing rivalry between the British
and American companies.