Dakota Incident (1956)
Sen. Blakely: Not all savages paint their faces and wear eagle feathers!
Matthew Barnes: Charity case. Nothing but charity cases. Who is gonna pay for this funeral?
John Banner: You'll find $300 in his vest pocket. You take out for his funeral and send the rest to his nearest relative.
Matthew Barnes: Nearest relative, huh?
Matthew Barnes: Nephew, you just found yourself an uncle.
John Banner: You keep riding, Frank. And don't let me ever find you.
Matthew Barnes: One of them has got bottle fever... threw away the cork.
John Banner: I know it's not very sociable, but I've got a gun aimed right at your belly.
[Senator Blakely attempts to reason with hidden Indians]
Sen. Blakely: Indian brothers, hear me! I extend my hand to you in friendship. Soon I go to the tents of your many chiefs to speak of peace and smoke the pipe of everlasting brotherhood. The promises I make you will be honored. If you allow us to go in peace and safety, then my mission can be fulfilled. And once again, you can lay aside your war drums and return to your families, raise your corn and hunt your buffalo. Tell me that my words are not blown away with the wind. Tell me that I am heard. Tell me that you will leave here now in peace and go to your villages. Speak to me, Indian brothers, so that I may know, so that...
[an arrow strikes the Senator in the stomach]
Sen. Blakely: You were right, Miss Clarke. Words aren't enough. But perhaps they just didn't understand.
Mark Chester: Maybe we oughtn't have a fire if there's Indians around.
Minstrel: With the moon as high, it won't make no difference. Anyhow, injuns don't need to see. They got an uncanny ear for hearing. They can hear a shadow moving over peace fuzz... a goose bump rising on a white man.
[an Indian gives Banner and Amy his horse]
Cheyenne Leader: I make you a present.
John Banner: White man thanks Indian.
Amy Clarke: But your people! They went away... they left you!
Cheyenne Leader: I walk back to my home over the mountains.
John Banner: But why?
Cheyenne Leader: It is the custom of my people. The walk is part of the gift.
Mark Chester: What do them savages know about God? What kind of religion does an Indian got?
Sen. Blakely: Well, among other things, the religion of taking only from the land which is necessary for his survival. The Indian takes his food from the small end of the Horn of Plenty. The white man spills his from the large end and leaves it to rot upon the ground.
Minstrel: Just like a politician spilling words out of the big end. Senator, your Horn of Plenty is the same at both ends... no small end; none at all.
Sen. Blakely: These things are bound to happen. Until we can find a common ground, a common language...
Amy Clarke: You can't kill an Indian with words.
Sen. Blakely: Never underestimate the power of words, Miss Clarke. It only takes one word to start a war: charge! There's also a single word to end one: armistice.
Amy Clarke: Have you found the words to end this one?
Sen. Blakely: In a small way, I'm trying to unite our people: the Indians and the white.
Amy Clarke: I hope your scalp is glued on tight. Have you ever met an Indian face to face?
Sen. Blakely: Only in the literary sense. You see, I happen to be a student of anthropology.
Amy Clarke: So was General Custer. It didn't help him much.
Amy Clarke: You killed a man once over a bottle of whiskey... winner take all. How many Indians would you kill for a canteen of water?
John Banner: That's not the way I look at it. The point is, I don't want 'em to kill the only real friend I got - me!
John Banner: Hamilton, you're the only man I ever knew who didn't put his thoughts right on his face where everybody could read them.
John Carter: I'm no hero, friend. I'd be a fool to let chivalry carry me off in a box.
John Banner: It's only a real scared man who stands up and shouts how brave he is.
John Banner: Start walking and count to ten. And try not to deal off the bottom of the deck.
Amy Clarke: Just a moment ago, you referred to me as a lady. In the future, please remember that I happen to be one.
John Banner: No woman just happens to be a lady. There's some that work at it harder than others.