Rawhide: Season 8, Episode 5

Escort to Doom (12 Oct. 1965)

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Short on men Rowdy encounters Cherikowa Indians led by a white chief. Against the advice of his men, Rowdy hires them to help drive the herd to the river for a few cattle. Unsure of his new hands a band of Pawnee add to the intrigue.



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Episode cast overview:
Steve Raines ...
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Jacob Yellow-Sun
Christopher Dark ...
David Watson ...


The men spot a group of Cherikowa braves following the herd. Several of the men including Wishbone and Jennings don't trust them. They are led by Jacob Yellow-Sun who appears to be white. Rowdy approaches the men to see what they want. Jacob tells him they want cattle for food. Being short of men Rowdy offers to hire the braves to help drive the herd to the river where he will pay them with cattle. Against the wishes of Quadero, Jacob agrees to the deal. Mistrust fills the air as Rowdy offers to share supplies. When an older brave is caught stealing flour, Jacob offers to cut off his ear but Rowdy dunks his face in the flour ending the dispute in a peaceful manner. Rowdy learns that Jacob had one grandmother who was Cherikowa but he joined the tribe due to being an outcast with whites. As they approach the river, Jacob and the men learn Quadero had left to lead a group of Pawnee to the herd. The Pawnee are enemies of the Cherikowa. The drovers are forced to fight the Pawnee on their ... Written by Anonymous

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