A group of Nez Perce Indians who left their Idaho reservation steal a Gatling gun and 10,000 rounds of ammo from the Army. General Sherman sends Captain Stewart to ask Earp to talk to Chief Joseph about the return of the gun. Earp sees little chance of success after discussing it with Mr. Cousin but the two leave to try. After being warned about a group of land grabbers who call themselves a militia from Idaho at an Army fort, the two find themselves taken captive by them. While the men argue over their future, Chief Joseph and his men rescue the two from the militia. Earp is brutally honest with Chief Joseph about the options open to the Nez Perce. Chief Joseph agrees to surrender the gun but on the way to the fort they encounter the militia. Earp doesn't trust them with good reason leading to a treacherous trip back to the fort. Written by
Did You Know?
There were four Gatling guns with the infantry column supporting Custer's 7th Cavalry. But Custer didn't think the Gatling gun important. Had he waited, the Battle of the Little Big Horn might have turned into a massacre of Sitting Bull and his Indian forces. And it was ironic that Chief Joseph, a brilliant, young leader of the Nez Perce tribe, thought better of the Gatling gun than the white men who invented it.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more