Wagon Train: Season 3, Episode 13

The Ruth Marshall Story (30 Dec. 1959)

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Flint goes to look for a white woman lost in a battle with the Sioux eleven years earlier. A Sioux brave wounds Flint followed by Flint shooting the brave. A white woman who doesn't speak and lives with four wolves finds and treats Flint.

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Major Seth Adams (archive footage)
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Luana Patten ...
Ruth Marshall
Frank McGrath ...
Terry Wilson ...
Mike Keene ...
Amos Marshall
Robert Bice ...
Basca (as Bob Bice)
Sam Capuano ...
Fred Sherman ...
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With the wagon train stopped 3 days for repairs, Flint rides off into Sioux territory to look for a white girl who disappeared 11 years ago in the same area. Her father Amos Marshall is on the train hoping to find his daughter who was 8 when the 5 wagon train they were on was attacked and he was the only survivor. When Flint is shot in the thigh by a Sioux arrow, Flint shoots the brave. The brave, son of Chief Red Cloud, crawls to his village while Flint is rescued and tended to by a white woman who never speaks and lives with four wolves. The woman thought by the Sioux to be related to the white buffalo woman is asked by Red Cloud's men to tend to his wounded son but she refuses. However, the men see Flint's hat and tell Red Cloud she has a white man with her. Red Cloud has Flint brought to their village where he is hung by his arms. Red Cloud plans to kill Flint unless his son clears him. The woman -- who may well be the missing Ruth Marshall -- then saves Flint's life by agreeing ... Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Red Cloud - Indian Chief: Will white woman who live with wolves come to heal my son?
Flint McCullough: I don't know.
Red Cloud - Indian Chief: Without her magic, our warriors will sicken and die, but she will come to save you.
Flint McCullough: She won't.
Basca: Then you will die.
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Healer in the mountains
30 May 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode has Robert Horton searching for Robert Bice's missing daughter who was snatched by the Sioux when she was only 8 years old several years earlier. There is reported a young woman living in the mountains with abilities as a healer that could be her.

Horton finds former Disney child star Luana Patten living in the mountains and he's going to have need of her after he's been shot by the Sioux. Horton also wounded the chief's son in the encounter and he's in a mean mood.

Patten is a mute and if she's the daughter of Bice it might have been hysteria after the Indian attack that caused it. No way to tell and no way other than her saying whether she is the title character.

Not one of the better episodes as it leaves everything unresolved.


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