The Virginian (1962–1971)

The Captive 

A white girl is caught with her adoptive Arapaho parents stealing Shiloh cattle. She stays at Shiloh while the authorities try to find her white parents. She wants to return to the Arapaho but is forced to learn to live in the white world.



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Running Elk
Elk Woman
Alex Sharp ...
Ranch Hand


While looking for stray cattle, Trampas and Stacey catch a trio of Arapaho Indians stealing Shiloh cattle. They are a husband and wife with an adopted girl Liliota who they discover is a white girl. The girl is not returned to the reservation while the authorities attempt to find her original parents. John Grainger decides to let her stay at Shiloh until her future is decided. The Graingers with Elizabeth taking the lead all work to ease her into a new life in the white world which is a very hard adjustment. She wants to return to her Arapaho life especially when Running Elk to whom she is promised comes to Shiloh to help her escape. Based on the information from her adoptive dad Grey Horse, they learn she was taken from a wagon train 12 years earlier. The Emory family from Oregon responds to ads about her saying she might be their daughter Katherine Ann. They come to Shiloh to meet Liliota who is not receptive to their overtures as she still does not accept the white world. Written by Anonymous

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28 September 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trampas uses a lasso to rope and make a "halter/reins for Liliota 's horse in the corral. Liliota takes the horse from him and jumps him over the corral and tries to escape. When she is caught at the entrance to Shiloh, the horse has a standard bridle and bit in place of the lasso. See more »

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