Chief Joseph has come to town suffering from pneumonia. When he and his party are refused lodging at the hotel, a stranger steps in offering his room. Local sentiment is against this and like a boiling over teapot, trouble begins to brew.
Did You Know?
This is one of the rare episodes of "Gunsmoke" dealing with an actual person from history (in this case, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe). See more
Chief Joseph actually visited Washington in 1879, when Hayes was President. Grant was no longer President. See more