An Indian chief needs help from a white man's doctor and the closest town is Walnut Grove. Most of the townspeople want to massacre the Indians because of what other Indians had done to them in the past. Charles and Dr. Baker take the chief, his adult son (acting chief) and his son's two children to Ingalls' house to stay until the chief is well enough to travel. Unfortunately, some of the townspeople find out that the chief is there and they want to come kill him, so Charles transports them to safety.
Did You Know?
The language the Indians are speaking is Santee, a part of the Sioux Language. See more
Little Crow was a chief of the Mdewakanton Dakota people. Although this particular episode takes place in the mid 1870's, Little Crow died in 1863. See more
When can I play with the little girl, Pa?
I'm afraid you can't, at least, not outside.
Who'd want to? I mean they're all nothin' but heathens!
Mary, they may not read the same Bible we do, or worship God in the same way, but they are His children too.