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Little House on the Prairie 

The story of the Ingalls family who left their house in Wisconsin and moved to the west, wanting to find a new place for home.



, (based upon the "Little House" series of books by)

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Episode cast overview:
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Green Bush)
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Green Bush)
Cal Bellini ...
1st Indian
Richard Alarian ...
2nd Indian
Marian Beeler ...
Victor Mohica ...
Soldat Du Chene


Shortly after the Civil War, a young pioneer family tries to re-build their lives by moving to the prairies of Minnesota, with disastrous consequences. Pilot film to the long-running TV series. Written by <hiphats@pacbell.net>

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wisconsin | girl | prairie | kansas | river | See All (16) »






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30 March 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charles Phillip Ingalls and Caroline Lake Ingalls (nee' Quiner) had five children; Mary Amelia, Laura Elizabeth, Caroline Celestia "Carrie", Charles Frederick (who lived for only nine months) and Grace Pearl. See more »


Charles and family were saying goodbye to Mr. Edwards. As Mr. Edwards is walking behind the Ingalls' wagon to leave, you can see a crew member moving out of the way from the other side of the wagon. It's quick, so you have to look for it. See more »


Caroline Ingalls: What is it?
Charles Ingalls: We have to get out.
Caroline Ingalls: What?
Charles Ingalls: Yeah. The Kansas Tribe petitioned Washington. We have to get out.
Caroline Ingalls: I don't understand.
Charles Ingalls: The government drew a new line and we're on the wrong side, so we have to go.
Charles Ingalls: Those blasted politicians in Washington hadn't just said all of Kansas wasn't opened up, we would have never settled here!
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Perfect Family Series
15 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky to grow up watching Little House and now with repeats I've found it still holds up against the best shows on offer.

Criticisms that the show is too sweet is a little unfair. The characters may be endearing and the children polite but this can not be seen as reason for dismissing the show. In fact not every episode had a happy ending.

The show also dealt with rascism, drugs and alcohol abuse from time to time. Mostly the show gained the impressive ratings with thought provoking story lines, good humour, a sense of love the characters displayed towards another and characters that people could identify with. The hardworking honest farmer (Charles Ingalls) and caring wife (Caroline) tomboy (Laura) studious sister (Mary) as well as the brow beaten store owner (Nells Oleson) his nagging wife (Harriet) and his terrible two-some children (Nellie and Willie) along with others.

The hardships the Ingalls faced were over come with the love they had for each other, friendships with those in the town and a solid belief in God and Christian values.

The show hit all the right places that a solid family drama series should and today it is very hard to find another show that can compare.

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