Cheyenne: Season 6, Episode 8

Legacy of the Lost (4 Dec. 1961)

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Cheyenne finds out he may be John Abbot, the long lost son of one of the wealthiest men in the country. Doubts creep in the more he finds about his family and his father's deep-seated hatred for White Cloud, his Indian father.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Whitney ...
Lionel Abbot
Jolene Brand ...
Lorna Abbot
White Cloud
Dennis Carter
Rusty Wescoatt ...
X Brands ...
Indian Messenger
James Abbot


Cheyenne is accompanied by detective Dennis Carter to the camp of White Cloud who raised Cheyenne. Carter is looking for John Abbot the son of Lionel Abbot. He was lost in an Indian raid when he was an infant and his mother was killed. Lionel was not with the family. White Cloud tells Carter the date on which he found Cheyenne which agrees with the date Lionel says his son was lost plus White Cloud produces a locket with the initials JA on it which he says he found on Cheyenne. Carter takes Cheyenne to Lionel who owns a massive ranch in Wyoming much of which he took from White Cloud with whom he is a mortal enemy. Cheyenne must prove his mettle with Lionel by standing up to one of his men in a fight. Afterwards, he learns that he has a brother James Abbot who is to receive an inheritance only if John Abbot is shown dead. James is married and a drinker who hates John due to his father's favoritism. Cheyenne hopes to repair the feud between Lionel and White Cloud but soon learns there ... Written by Anonymous

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Clint Walker takes his shirt off in this episode. See more »


After Cheyenne and Carter split up and James is shooting a revolver, he fires 7 times from a six-shooter. See more »


Cheyenne Bodie: That's it. Look at each other. Take a good long look. What do you see? A devil with horns? A rattlesnake ready to strike? I'll tell you what I see. Two tired old men so full of hate they've forgotten how to live without it. So bitter that they're not only willing to destroy each other but their people as well. Where's it supposed to end? When there's nobody left? Is that your solution? Well, if it is I'm ashamed of you. Ashamed that I called either of you father.
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