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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George American Horse ...
2nd Councilman
Little Deer
Dehl Berti ...
Iron Fist
Silver Cloud
George Loros ...
Lone Bear
Bob Marsh
Frank Salsedo ...
1st Councilman
Jimmy Stathis ...
Ian Swanson
Augustin Vallejo ...
3rd Councilman


An Indian Chief who is also a trained scientist discovers an ore on the reservation that can be a great source of power. So Oscar sends two men to check it out but they vanish. So he sends Steve to find them. But the tribe's medicine man who is very traditional refuses to grant Steve permission to go there because it's sacred ground. But there's a test which is very grueling, if he passes he can enter. But the medicine man has other plans. Written by

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6 March 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Kathleen Beller character of Little Deer is suppose to be playing a young 16 year old girl where as in real life she is a 21 year old woman. See more »


The puddle of water that Steve drinks from and gets poisoned is unnatural-looking; the sand around it is visibly dampened from seepage. Obviously just a puddle formed from water poured over a hollow dug in the sandy soil. See more »


References Hamlet (1960) See more »

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Steve attempts acceptance through a test of skill with the help of a Native American girl.
7 May 2006 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Lee Majors and the show, I would have to rank this particular episode in at least the top 10. Why? First off like many of the Six Million Dollar Man episodes, it's central theme is one of might versus the less fortunate. In this case, the United States versus the Native American Indians in a power struggle for land acquisition. In other words, the Native Americans are brought to the forefront and centralized in the movie's overall theme. The movie is filmed on what appears to be an Indian Reservation, so we see all kinds of environment and scenery making this episode exciting from the get go. But to make a long commentary short, in 1977, the bionic visual effects and just as important the bionic sounds and backing music are better than ever! - making this a truly memorable episode. Lee Majors is a little heavier, compared to past episodes (to be naturally expected in '77), but his running and especially his jumping scenes are quite good. Even a scene towards the end of the episode, where he makes a giant leap straight up in the air, to capture an eagle and in effect (win over the Indians), is convincing, and could have been terrible (applaud, applaud!!!) Overall, I enjoyed this episode and recommend it to fans! Nickey

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