The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Season 2, Episode 35

Dull Knife Strikes for Freedom (7 May 1957)

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Major Benteen asks Earp and Masterson to take a posse to cut off Chief Dull Knife and his Cheyenne tribe who left Oklahoma. Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother ask Earp to try to intercede with Dull Knife putting Earp in a tough position.


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Episode cast overview:
Ian MacDonald ...
Chief Dull Knife
Mason Alan Dinehart ...
Paul Fierro ...
Little Wolf
Steve Pendleton ...
Major Benteen
Rico Alaniz ...
Mr. Cousin
Alex Montoya ...
Mr. Brother
Bill Cassady ...
Corporal Jordan


Chief Dull Knife and his tribe of Cheyennes have broken out of their reservation in Oklahoma and are headed for their tribal homelands in Montana and Wyoming. Along the way a settlement has been attacked and burned. Major Benteen asks Earp and Masterson to lead a posse to cut off the route of the Indians to allow Benteen to capture them. Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother sneak into Dodge City to ask Earp to talk to Dull Knife to convince him to stop. Earp takes out the posse leaving it at the cutoff at Lost River. Earp goes on with Mr. Cousin and Mr. Brother to talk to Chief Dull Knife who is friends with Earp who punished the killers of Dull Knife's daughter. Dull Knife says his tribe was promised the right to return to their tribal homelands. He does agree to turn over four braves who attacked the settlement while two others claim the right to die fighting. In addition they have captured a corporal who is allowed to leave with Earp. The corporal tells Earp Benteen is outnumbered so Earp ... Written by Anonymous

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Historians have told as many lies about the American Indian as about any other minority group in the United States. Marshal Wyatt Earp, who knew Indians, did not agree with the Indian-haters who called them unprincipled savages. To Marshal Earp, they were people - some good, some bad - and their leaders were sometimes wrong and sometimes right. This was a dangerous opinion for a man to hold in 1878. It took the fabulous saga of Dull Knife and his fight for freedom to test ...
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