An emigrant family with two baby boys arrive in California over the Santa Fe Trail. Pitching camp, they picket their horses, have their supper and retire for the night. In the morning the ... See full summary »

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George Melford
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An emigrant family with two baby boys arrive in California over the Santa Fe Trail. Pitching camp, they picket their horses, have their supper and retire for the night. In the morning the mother sends the oldest boy, Dick, to gather dry firewood to get the morning meal. Dick just arrives in the woods when a marauding band of Apaches swoops down upon the unprotected emigrants and utterly destroys the camp. In the meantime the youngest baby boy Jack has crawled into the weeds and is not observed by the Indians. A company of U.S. soldiers seeing the smoke from the burning wagon ride up and find the father and mother, who have been killed by the Indians, and hearing a voice in the bushes locate young Jack. The locket and chain around the mother's neck is transferred to Baby Jack. Dick sees the attack of the Indian and through fright runs as fast and as far as his little legs will carry him, eventually reaching the log cabin of a pioneer settler's family, who take him in. Dick tells them ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 February 1911 (USA)  »

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