US Cavalry general George Custer was sent to put down a dog soldiers raid, but refuses to distinguish with the pacific tribe, fights and takes prisoners including medicine man Cloud Dancing, who is abused badly and threatened with execution unless he betrays his kin. When Sully speaks up and Doc refuses to ignore worse wounded Indians in favor of cavalry men, Custer calls the presumed traitors, so they plot to free Cloud Dancing. Matthew can't dance but gets in debt to buy tickets for Ingrid in Olive's novel 'hurdy-gurdy' party, for which she hired immigrant girls.
Did You Know?
Horace's saying that Custer isn't a real general is actually correct in that his post-Civil War rank in the West was Lt Col. During the Civil War he was given the brevet (temporary) rank of General in the Voluntary Army, but after the Civil War he was discharged into the regular cavalry. See more