Gunsmoke: Season 7, Episode 7

The Squaw (11 Nov. 1961)

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A young man is very unwelcoming to the young Indian bride his father brings home.

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Hardy Tate
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Cully Tate
Vitina Marcus ...
Natacea, Little Deer Woman
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Bill Craig
Jeff MacDonald ...
Sal (as Jet MacDonald)
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Rev Tucker
Jack Orrison ...
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John Culwell ...
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His mother has been dead almost a year, and Cully is troubled by his pa's carousing. When they discuss his getting married again, it seems like a good idea until he returns from a business trip with a new wife, an Arapaho squaw, who he has conflicted emotions about. Written by DrDOS

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A father marries an Indian squaw must to the displeasure of his son.
14 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is not to be confused with the 1975 episode with the same name but with different plot and characters.

In this 1961 episode we get a story that involves a father named Hardy Tate and his son Cully Tate. The wife has been dead for over a year and Hardy is sowing his wild side as he longs for companionship since her death. Cully despises the fact that his father is out carousing in saloons and wants his father to settle down with someone.

On a trip to the Indian Nation, Hardy returns with a Indian wife named Natacea. Cully is horrified to learn that his new mother is an Indian squaw. It not only causes barriers between him and his father but also citizens in Dodge.

As Hardy and Natacea are preparing for a church wedding in Dodge, Cully advises that he is going to stop the wedding at any cost. We as the viewer will find that the price of stopping the wedding is high- so high that lives will never be the same.

A very good script that is well done by the actors. An interesting tale that has appeal for viewers.


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