Rawhide (1959–1965)

Hostage Child 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 9 March 1962
A Tonkawa boy is found starving on his way to Fort Lacey to find his sister to help his starving tribe. He unknowingly unearths that Col. Briscoe known as the butcher of Indians is unwittingly married to his sister thinking she is Spanish.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Charles H. Gray ...
Clay Forrester (as Charles Gray)
James Murdock ...
Steve Raines ...
Hey Soos (credit only)
Ed Kemmer ...
Major Harper (as Edward Kemmer)
Jimmy Baird ...
Alan Reynolds ...

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The drovers find a starving Tonkawa boy Arnee headed to Fort Lacey to find his sister Azuela. The starving Tonkawa are about to leave the reservation to hunt as they have eaten even their horses. She has sent Arnee food so he hopes she can help his tribe. Clay knows there are no Indians at Fort Lacey which is commanded by Col. Briscoe known as "The Butcher" because he takes no prisoners. Favor sends Rowdy to help Arnee reach the fort. At the fort Col. Briscoe is enjoying his time with his new baby and young Spanish wife. In reality she is a Tonkawa squaw, passing for white who married the Indian-hating Colonel in hopes that marriage and children would change his anti-Indian views and help her people. Upon their arrival, Arnee spots his sister claiming the Colonel's wife is his sister. Arnee reveals his people are about to leave the reservation to hunt in violation of the Colonel's orders giving him an excuse to slaughter them. Upon further questioning Azuela's true ethnic background ... Written by chipe

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9 March 1962 (USA)  »

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