An Indian chief needs help from a white man's doctor and the closest town is Walnut Grove. Most of the townspeople want to massacre the Indians because of what other Indians had done to ... See full summary »

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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
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Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
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Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Richard O'Brien ...
Hugh MacGregor
Nick Ramus ...
Little Crow
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Spotted Wolf
Vivian Brown ...
Mrs. MacGregor
Brett Ericson ...
Rob MacGregor
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An Indian chief needs help from a white man's doctor and the closest town is Walnut Grove. Most of the townspeople want to massacre the Indians because of what other Indians had done to them in the past. Charles and Dr. Baker take the chief, his adult son (acting chief) and his son's two children to Ingalls' house to stay until the chief is well enough to travel. Unfortunately, some of the townspeople find out that the chief is there and they want to come kill him, so Charles transports them to safety. Written by Anonymous

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12 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Given the language spoken, as well as the region, the Indians are Sioux. See more »

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Little Crow was a chief of the Mdewakanton Dakota people. Although this particular episode takes place in the mid 1870's, Little Crow died in 1863. See more »

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Charles Ingalls: They may be ignorant savages, MacGregor, but they did manage to give you the slip, didn't they?
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Excellent episode
1 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Full of some 1970's native-American clichés - broken English, stoic native, etc - but really good episode. No surprise it was directed by Michael Landon himself - good story - excellent ending - sort of a precursor to PALE RIDER in tone and depth (not plot). 'The sun will still rise tomorrow.' Really enjoyed the twists and turns and surprises. The ending was really powerful - and slightly enigmatic.

Camera-work is interesting too - storytelling just really well paced and balanced - especially for what is NOT said - instead of a cheesy line - often they opt for silence. Don't want to give away too much re. the plot - but watch it!


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