10 September 1967
John Cannon's family arrives at a ranch near Tuscon, Ariz. His wife names it High Chaparral. They learn they have two enemies. He hires ranch hands, recovers his cattle, but loses his wife to an Apache arrow.
10 September 1967
John and Buck go south to strike a deal with Montoya. They encounter the man who stole John's horse and says he can take them to Montoya. He turns out to be Montoya's delinquent son and John gets his deal along with a new bride so seal it.
17 September 1967
Victoria is over shadowed by the memory of Annalee. The rigid Big John refuses to let her make changes as he still feels their marriage is an arrangement with her father. A confrontation with Apaches and Victoria's old beau force a change.
24 September 1967
Buck unknowingly hires a group of Army deserters at the same time an Army patrol stops at High Chaparral documenting fights with the Apaches. When a troop takes high level Apache hostages, Cochise attacks returning the favor.
1 October 1967
Blue needs new boots and the ranch needs supplies but cash is limited. Big John agrees to let Blue join Buck on a trip to town for supplies along with Manolito. However, the three lose their guns and the money on poker, drink, and women.
8 October 1967
Big John needs cattle to stock his ranch. He plans to send Buck to see Montoya to buy the stock but Buck breaks his leg racing the boys. Big John is persuaded to send Manolito and Blue in his place but their childish actions have a cost.
15 October 1967
John needs cattle. He offers to buy cattle from area ranchers but learns they are being force to sell to Dolph Tanner at a lower price. The Cannons are forced to fight Tanner as John accepts Victoria and blue in their proper roles.
22 October 1967
Buck accompanies Victoria and Manolito to visit their dad. When they arrive they find his ranch has been taken over by ex-Confederate soldiers planning to take over the area. The leader was Buck's superior during the war.
29 October 1967
A dentist rescues Blue from Apaches and bandits. With no money to be made at the ranch, he decides to go after the bandits who have a $1000 bounty on them. When the bandits kidnap him and Blue, he tries to take advantage of it.
5 November 1967
A greenhorn bank clerk and his wife arrive from St. Joseph, Missouri woefully unprepared to work the run down ranch they bought next to the High Chaparral. Complicating the situation is Buck falling in love with the beautiful wife.
12 November 1967
Blue kills a soldier attacking an Indian girl and takes the body to the fort only to learn he is the son of a general who wants justice for his dead son. Big John tries to defend his son in the court martial but he is out of his element.
19 November 1967
A friend of Buck is found nearly dead. He recovers at the ranch but is wanted so John wants him off the ranch. Conviently, the widow of the previous High Chaparral owner wants it back so she hires him to drive the Cannons off the ranch.
26 November 1967
The widow of the owner of a neighboring ranch returns to take over the ranch after Comancheros attacked wanting money from her crooked husband. She continues the deal with them while asking Buck to be her foreman and marry her.
10 December 1967
A Marshall asks Big John to help form a posse to join him on the trail of the Mexican bandit El Lobo who has been terrorizing the US. Big John and Buck know he is hiding on Montoya land which means trouble due to the pack with Montoya.
17 December 1967
Manolito helps a friend escape jail and death in Mexico. Manolito brings the man and his sister to High Chaparral to rest not realizing his friend plans to kill the Mexican revolutionary Juarez during a visit to High Chaparral.
31 December 1967
El Caudillo's girlfriend Conchita lures the hands from High Chaparral into Mexico where they are taken prisoner. El Caudillo wants to start his own revolution by executing the men including Manolito's father who tries to rescue them.
7 January 1968
Blue and Manolito witness two Apaches fatally wound a third one. Before he dies, he tells them a Medicine Man will visiting the High Chaparral. Soldado hopes to assassinate the Medicine Man at the ranch putting everyone there in danger.
Season 1, Episode 18: Survival14 January 1968
Blue and Big John are stranded in the desert by Apaches with no horses and water to see if they can survive like the Apaches. They capture an Apache wounded by Blue who they think may lead them to water when he becomes thirsty.
21 January 1968
When three men believe they have found gold on the High Chaparral, Big John orders the area destroyed. The three men decide to fight back putting the Cannons in danger and cause Buck to have conflicted feelings about Victoria.
28 January 1968
John's first wife's stepbrother appears at the ranch wounded looking for his sister. He recovers as two bounty hunters arrive in Tucson looking for him. He is wanted for murder and no one including family will stand in his way.
4 February 1968
Blue has his eye on a $300 silver saddle but only $18. He and the men decide they can win the money at the Fourth of July rodeo. When only John wins at the rodeo, it is left to Blue filling in at a prize fight for the boxer he hurt.
11 February 1968
Buck and Manolito come upon two white girls being chased by Apaches. They are able to save the older girl but her sister is retaken by the Apaches. Buck promises they will attempt to save her sister but everyone knows it is not feasible.
18 February 1968
Buck finds two wandering Apache boys chasing a steer. He gets Big John's approval to train them as cowhands. Skeptical locals assume they killed a rancher. After some hands are killed, the missing boys are assumed to be involved.
25 February 1968
Blue finds the wounded bandit El Tigre. At the ranch they tend to his wounds and as he heals he projects the persona of a man trying to do good for his people. During a gun battle to free him, Victoria learns the truth about him.
3 March 1968
Angry at being treated like a kid, Blue leaves. He finds a job scouting for a man and adopted Apache daughter who are there on government orders to make peace with Cochise. Blue falls for the girl but Cochise has other ideas about peace.
10 March 1968
A local mining company owner is paying bounty for Apache scalps. The hunters are working on High Chaparral range infuriating Big John. He does allow the wounded son of one to stay which leads to a confrontation between father and son.
24 March 1968
A priest, two nuns, and a young woman find Manolito who was bitten by a rattlesnake. They are hoping to build a convent on the ranch. Manolito falls in love with the woman but there is another man pursing her. However, she has other plans.
31 March 1968
Victoria is kidnapped by a foe of Big John's from the war wanting revenge for his lost hand and respect. Big John trails them into the mountains where he is captured, wore out due to deprivation and forced to re-stage the war with his foe.
20 September 1968
Blue and the son of the local Apache Chief are both after a wild black stallion. The fight over it may spill over into a war with the tribe but the Chief allows Blue to keep the horse. When his son steals the horse, the problem resurfaces.
27 September 1968
Pima Indians are attacking and killing Apaches in the area. Blue and Buck find two orphaned Apache boys that trail them back to the High Chaparral and morph into ten Apache kids. One is the grandson of Geronimo putting the ranch in danger.
4 October 1968
Sam receives a letter causing him to return home to kill a man who is also a good friend. The men learn from San and his brother Joe that Sam has a wife and daughter. Worried the men decide to follow to support Sam's quest for revenge.
11 October 1968
Buck is conned into spending his poker winnings on a saloon closed by the women of Oracle led by the teetotaler school teacher. Buck has to restore the damaged saloon plus fend off the school teacher angry with Buck's new employee.
Season 2, Episode 5: The Covey18 October 1968
Buck leads a pack train taking supplies to the ranch. He needs shells but two men bought out the store. The men bought the supplies for the gang of an escaped convict Manolito helped jail. The men convince the gang to steal the pack train.
25 October 1968
Duel conflicts. Victoria & Manolito are upset with their father's dishonest methods while a dying friend of Vaquero arrives with $5,000 to buy the village where he and Vaquero were raised but questions arise about the source of the money.
Season 2, Episode 7: Ebenezer1 November 1968
Big John brings in a newspaperman to publish a paper in Tucson. He hopes it will pressure the governor to clean up the criminal element. However, Pogue who leads and protects the criminals wants Ebenezer dead as he has a past with him.
8 November 1968
After the stage Victoria is on is attacked by Comancheros, she finds herself in the desert with an injured man who she learns wants to kill her husband. While trying to find the way to Tucson, they are captured by the Comancheros.
15 November 1968
The ranch is running low on supplies as Apaches led by a half breed steals them. They capture him and Manolito finds a girl after the last raid. However, the girl is not who they think and releases their captive after telling their plans.
22 November 1968
The Tenth Cavalry comes to Tucson to stop crime. They are Buffalo Soldiers who must also contend with racism. With aid from the Cannons they show their pride and great ability as they take on the man controlling the town and his henchmen.
29 November 1968
The next day is Thanksgiving so Victoria and the hands have a desire for turkey but the only source is a man squatting on Big John's land. Starting with a turkey shoot in Tucson the men have ups and downs in having a traditional holiday.
13 December 1968
Three escaped convicts from Yuma kill a girl with gypsy shepherds. They come upon Big John who they knock out and leave in one of the convicts clothes to blame him for the murder. The herders want $15,000 the convicts hid for his release.
20 December 1968
The local priest continues to collect funds each year to eventually pay for the return of a lost religious statue. Still short of funds, Big John offers to make up the difference. However, the well meaning priest has been less than honest.
3 January 1969
Blue finds a black Army deserter in the desert needing help who says he was mistreated by a Colonel. Blue tells Manolito and decides to return with supplies. However, the deranged man takes Blue hostage into the Apache Forbidden land.
10 January 1969
The Cannon family and hands attend a fiesta celebrating peace. However, when they spot a group of well known outlaws which includes Manolito and Victoria's childhood friend, trouble erupts when they reveal they are scalp hunters.
17 January 1969
Miners have gone on strike at a nearby mine. Manolito has been working with their leader and is trying to convince Big John to help as well. When the law proves to be one sided, Manolito's help causes the situation to blow up - literally.
24 January 1969
A freight shipper is faking Apache attacks to raise the prices on goods he brings into Tucson. Big John has a plan to bring in competition to reduce the costs but rumors of Apache talks stop his plan until he contacts Cochise personally.
31 January 1969
Manolito getting the itch to lead a free and fun life away from the ranch heads to Mexico. He lives the good life until a trio of Salvation Army workers headed to Tombstone and an old friend of his who heads a gang of thieves arrive.
7 February 1969
After spotting a blonde white woman with a group of Apaches, Blue cannot resist the urge to free her against the advice of Buck and Manolito. He frees her but is captured and her Apache husband wants her returned in return for Blue.
14 February 1969
Victoria returns to her father after a spat with Big John interrupting her father's time with the visiting Countess Maria. Manolito competes for her time while she gives Victoria sage advise on relationships as Big John returns for her.
21 February 1969
Buck is sent to town for a mule but returns with a camel and man who sold it to him. However, horses can't stand the camel and the men can't stand the smell of the man. Buck is in trouble when the camel and hand prove to cause problems.
Season 2, Episode 22: Surtee28 February 1969
Big John is hoping a reservation for the Apaches led by Sandoval will create a path for peace. However, when the Indian Agent Surtee arrives, he seems to do everything wrong insulting Sandoval. Surtee's has other ideas due to his past.
7 March 1969
Man named Kilroy wanders into the ranch looking for a horse and soon has everyone liking him due to his many talents. Buck knows his past but all seems well until a man and his two sons ride into Tucson looking for Kilroy.
14 March 1969
An old friend and her daughter show up at the ranch looking for Buck. She wants him to locate her husband who left her. Buck loves her so it is a hard job to accept and he runs into a reluctant husband along with thieves who want her ring.
28 March 1969
Manolito and the Cannons go to Montoya's ranch where he is dying from a bullet wound. He uses the occasion to trick Manolito and Big John into ranch ownership concessions after a miracle cure but the charade backfires on him.
4 April 1969
When bandit and his son are separated, Victoria finds the boy walking in the desert. Against Big John's wishes she tries to take in the boy. When she learns the school has no teacher, she fills in to help the boy and other kids.
19 September 1969
The men deliver a herd and celebrate in the local town. The town is rough and Blue has the misfortune to draw the ire of a professional gunman. Blue decides he must stay in town and face the man against the wishes of his dad and the men.
26 September 1969
A female friend from Manolito's very early days returns to visit his dad's ranch. She has refused an arranged marriage and is a free spirit much like Manolito. He decides she is the one but Comancheros stop his plans when they kidnap her.
3 October 1969
Buck first followed by Blue decides to leave the High Chaparral when they become too frustrated with the way Big John runs the ranch and their lives. Buck is tired of having orders with no notification and feels he receives no respect.
10 October 1969
Buck finds silver on a nearby ranch and talks Manolito into partnering with him to buy the ranch. However, both find their free lifestyles catching up with them. They buy the ranch but wonder how to pay it off when they learn the truth.
17 October 1969
Buck arrives two days early with a herd for which Big John must pay. He sent Manolito to pick up the money from his father but he is late. When the money is stolen, Manolito tries to make amends by recovering the money to save the ranch.
24 October 1969
Big John, Buck, Manolito and most of the men leave the ranch so Blue is left in charge. The men left harass Blue resulting in Blue becoming too lax and Big John's prize stallion stolen creating a riff between Big John and Blue.
31 October 1969
Three bandits chase Big John, Victoria and Manolito, injuring Big John and running off the horses. They make their way to a ghost town where a man claiming to be the sheriff helps when the bandits return to the town.
7 November 1969
An Army shipment of rifles is stolen by Apaches. Blue is taken captive by the Chief Morales until Big John proves the Apaches were not involved in the attack. Manolito locates the real culprits but no one knows it or his location.
Season 3, Episode 9: Lady Fair14 November 1969
Buck falls for pretty tomboy freighter Charly Converse, who is in a fight with another freighter who does not play fair. The Cannons find Charly interesting as Buck decides with Big John's okay to help her win a contract.
21 November 1969
After Victoria heals a wounded Apache, he comes to believe she has magical powers. After he returns to his tribe, he tells the Chief she can cure his son as well. But the Chief's son now has gangrene.
Season 3, Episode 11: The Legacy28 November 1969
A con man and his daughter pick Big John and Blue as their next target. When they learn Big John has a herd of cattle rounded up to ship out, they blackmail Big John for $25,000 while Blue falls in love. But Victoria is skeptical of the girl.
Season 3, Episode 12: Alliance12 December 1969
Bounty hunter Johnny Ringo has been sent by the Army to arrest an Apache hiding with the Apaches for murder and theft. As feared it causes a break in the peace putting the ranch in danger and the near killing of the Cannon men and hands.
26 December 1969
Buck and Manolito bring two girls to the ranch who stole their horses and appear to be orphans. One is the daughter of an outlaw and they both want to be like him, which creates problems for Buck and Manolito who have to rescue them.
2 January 1970
Mysterious events start occurring on the ranch putting the ranch hands in danger. But who is behind it? Some of the hands quit in fear forcing the Cannons to find who is behind the incidents and why they are occurring.
9 January 1970
Victoria is injured when a prisoner, a doctor being held for murder by a marshal, tries to escape. Big John is left with no choice but to have the prisoner operate on her. He has to go against the marshal who believes Victoria will die.
16 January 1970
Buck and Manolito decide to take some time off to "work" at their own ranch. They can't agree on what needs to be done while Comancheros are waiting to steal the horses they round up and kill them for stealing their horses earlier.
Season 3, Episode 17: Jelks23 January 1970
With Sam gone Big John is driving the men crazy trying to run the ranch alone. They nominate Joe to take over as foreman to which Big John agrees. However, problems surface over one of the new hands Joe hires who he knows has a bad past.
6 February 1970
Buck knowingly hires a gunman Johnny Rondo and his son to work at the ranch. Johnny has given up his guns and is taking his son to California. However, three men catch up with them and want revenge for the death of their young brother.
20 February 1970
Victoria's father visits and tries to take advantage of the custom Mi Casa, Su Casa which irritates the Cannons. It also creates trouble with the Apaches when he accidentally gives away Apache cattle putting the ranch in danger.
27 February 1970
A young Army officer who is an old friend of the Cannons is sent to arrest a neighbor for desertion during the civil war. However, when Blue tries to help him, the incident literally blows up when the officer uses excessive force.
6 March 1970
Blue is a temporary deputy for a weekend during which Well Fargo is held up. He arrests Buck and Manolito for disorderly conduct and they unwittingly help him capture the robbers in a weekend of tricks and paybacks between them.
20 March 1970
Buck and Victoria are held up as they travel to her dad's hacienda with $1500. Victoria is taken hostage by the robbers and forced to work as the hostess in a bar. Buck heads after her but is captured so they plot their own escape.
27 March 1970
Big John is suffering from exhaustion and the cure is time away from the ranch. He and Victoria leave on a delayed honeymoon in San Francisco but things at the ranch don't go so well with Buck, Blue, and Manolito managing it alone.
10 April 1970
Buck runs into his Captain from the war in the Army as a Sergeant leading a patrol and wagon of gold to Yuma. They need a scout. He takes on the role only to find his friend and men are stealing the gold and crossing into Mexico.
Season 3, Episode 25: Generation17 April 1970
Blue's style of drawing draws teasing from the men and Big John's concern he is ignoring his work. Victoria submits his work back east where it is published. When he receives an offer to go back east to study, Big John is hurt.
5 May 1970
Buck and Manolito go with Victoria to protect her on the way to another ranch to help deliver a baby. However, an attack by Apaches lead to Victoria being taken hostage by an Apache followed by three bank robbers who threaten to kill her.
18 September 1970
Both the High Chaparral and Montoya's hacienda are threatened by a man who wants revenge for having his hacienda sold by the government to Montoya. Adding to the problem, he was the childhood sweetheart of Victoria, who he wants back.
Season 4, Episode 2: Spokes25 September 1970
Against the advice of the others Buck goes to the town of Spokes for the Fourth of July. Instead of celebrating he saves an old hide hunter from the father of the man he killed, who he caught cheating at cards, and from the townspeople.
2 October 1970
Manolito returns to the High Chaparral with Montoya's stallion after paying a breeding fee for Big John. On the way back the stallion and his money are stolen. His father persuades Manolito he should make an effort to recover the horse.
Season 4, Episode 4: Wind9 October 1970
Big John proposes the ranchers work together to drive their own herds to Wichita instead of Texas to increase their profit. However, it appears the Apaches may be causing problems with a young brave Big John released helping them.
16 October 1970
Victoria along with Sam and Pedro come under attack by Apaches along with a baby and his grandfather. They are fifty miles from the ranch with the Apaches staying on their trail with horses that are wore out and no food for the baby.
23 October 1970
Tulsa Red arrives at the ranch asking Big John for $5000. When he refuses, Tulsa threatens to kill Buck the next time he comes to Tucson. Big John decides to pay but when Buck learns about it, he retrieves the money in spite of the threat.
30 October 1970
When Big John decides to sell supplies to Maximillian revolutionaries in Mexico, he creates a lot of animosity. The community, the hands, Buck, Manolito and even his wife Victoria fight him. Sam and Wind, however, stick with him.
6 November 1970
On a trip to sell cattle Manolito recovers the money stolen from a stage, but is charged with stealing it himself. After a friend has him released from jail, he is framed for the murder of the town founder and in deeper trouble with the law.
13 November 1970
Two young Apaches clash over what the tribe should do as their Chief dies. One wants to kill the white men while the other who has been chosen as the new Chief wants peace with the whites. Big John has to decide if he can trust the offer.
Season 4, Episode 10: Fiesta20 November 1970
On the way to a wild time at Fiesta in Mexico, Buck runs into the sport of boy fighting in a cantina. He rescues the losing boy from the fight and his owner but finds the boy and himself in danger from the men he took the boy from.
27 November 1970
Dan Casement returns on the hunt for three men who burned his ranch and killed his grandson. He rescues Buck and then returns to the High Chaparral to return a crucifix Victoria had given to his grandson Joey while Sam decides to help him.
11 December 1970
A young white man held as a slave by the Apache is chased by them to the ranch house where the Cannons protect him. However, Wind and the hands don't trust him although he says he hates the Apache so they accept him with reservations.
Season 4, Episode 13: The Badge18 December 1970
After finding his wanted poster, Buck tells Victoria and Manolito about his life after the war as a wanted man. Big John was a lawman who tracked him down helping him against his Civil War pals who held up a bank for which Buck was wanted.
19 February 1971
After the death of Don Sebastion, his ranch is willed to his brother whose only concern is gambling, women, drinking, and a good time. Manolito who didn't want it must convince his uncle to save the ranch and to work with Big John as well.
Season 4, Episode 15: Sangre26 February 1971
Big John recalls all the hands to the ranch as Buck finds a wounded Apache who attacks him. The Apache is taken back to the ranch which prepares for an attack. Three troopers arrive who inform them the Apache is Sangre who is their Chief.
5 March 1971
Victoria and Wind go to the Tucson bank as the Army deposits a money shipment. After the Army leaves, a trio of bank robbers enters. In the mêlée the only man with the combination is knifed. The six hostages have an unsure fate if he dies.
12 March 1971
Big John and Red Eagle trade brothers while Big John is allowed to round up horses on Apache land. Red Eagle's brother White Horse is a despised white man but when his Apache wife Tanea is sick, he comes for a white doctor to save her.
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