Gunsmoke: Season 11, Episode 29

Treasure of John Walking Fox (16 Apr. 1966)

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When old Jacob is shot dead in self defense, his loyal Indian partner, John Walking Fox, starts paying for things with $50 gold pieces, and he becomes the talk of the town, and a target for would be robbers.



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Episode cast overview:
Roger Ewing ...
Thad Greenwood
John Walking Fox
Ted Gehring ...
Tom McCauley ...
Kelton Garwood ...
Howard Culver ...
Richard Webb ...
Aaron Tigue
Lloyd Gough ...
Jacob Beamus


When old Jacob is shot dead in self defense, his loyal Indian partner, John Walking Fox, starts paying for things with $50 gold pieces, and he becomes the talk of the town, and a target for would be robbers.

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A story of greed and revenge
22 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Leonard Nimoy plays an Indian named John Walking Fox in this offering where John is a companion of a buffalo hunter named Jacob Beamus. They have been out hunting animal skins for a long period of time and are now back in Dodge to collect their money.

A fir trader named Aaron Tigue agreed to pay 50 cents a hide but now tells Jacob that the market is soft and will only pay him 25 cents a skin. This does not set well with Jacob and he is taking Aaron over to the Marshal's office at gunpoint. But Aaron shoots Jacob and kills him all this in front of John Walking Fox and others.

When John takes the body of his friend over to Percy Crump for burial, he pays Percy with a $50 gold piece. The gold piece is from a shipment that left San Francisco and was lost somewhere east of Pueblo and none of the coins have ever been found. Now the entire town is in an roar about John Walking Fox knowing where the lost shipment of gold is located.

This attracts all kinds of seekers. Especially three cowpokes that want to rob John of the rest of his coins by any means possible. Plus it brings out the worse in the worse type of men when all of the sudden Aaron Tigue wants to befriend John just a day after killing his best friend. But John is the one looking for the last laugh in this tragic filled episode.

The story was about greed and revenge. They may not seem like they go well together but in this case the revenge is just as powerful as the greed. Leonard Nimoy does a terrific job as the Indian that sets all this plan into motion. This show held the viewer's attention as we had to find out how John's plan would eventually turn out. A good story and a good watch.

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