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Appearing in "Arrowhead"

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  • Captain Farren
  • Colonel Farren

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Synopsis for "Arrowhead"

A US Army patrol led by Captain Farren spot a group of Pawnee warriors heading their way, angering the Captain who hates Native American's more than his older brother Colonel Farren does. As they make their approach the renegade warrior Arrowhead watches over his people. Farren gets their scout Andy Crockett to translate for them and they learn that the Pawnee have asked that the soldiers wait to pass through the plains until the next day as they are hunting buffalo and their travels through the area could cause a dangerous stampede. As Arrowhead watches he notes that his uncle is among the warriors assembled, and sees in horror as Farren orders his men to open fire on the Pawnee warriors despite Andy's exclamations that the Pawnee's are unarmed.

Angered by this senseless attack, Arrowhead enters the fray even though he is a renegade among his people. During the fight Captain Farren is killed and Andy and the other soldiers flee, Arrowhead allowing them to do so. When the soldiers report back to Colonel Farren, he orders a bounty on all Native Americans, decreeing that he will pay out money for anyone who brings him the scalps of Pawnee warriors. When the word gets out a group of bounty hunters set out to slay any Pawnee people they come across. Shortly thereafter, Arrowhead witnesses as a young Pawnee brave is gunned down and Arrowhead just barely makes it out, getting wounded in the shoulder before escaping.

Running into Andy, Arrowhead follows his friend into a nearby cave where he treats his wound and learns how Colonel Farren has called out a bounty on the head of his people. Seeking to end the violence, Arrowhead sneaks into the nearby military camp and kidnaps Colonel Farren, taking him up into the hills and shaving his face and styling his hair into a mohawk and dressing him in Native American clothing. The following morning when the bounty hunters resume their hunts, Arrowhead tosses Farren out into their sights. Farren is gunned down before he can even begin to explain who he really is. After witnessing Farren getting scalped, Arrowhead rides off believing that his people have been revenged and leaves with a heavy heart knowing that he must remain apart from them.

Appearing in "Arrowhead"

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Synopsis for "Arrowhead"

Arrowhead leaves his people's land and enters into Sioux territory believing that even though the Pawnee and the Sioux are mortal enemies they can unite under a common cause against the white soldiers that have settled into the area and oppress their people. When he arrives at the Sioux camp, Arrowhead makes no sudden moves and is brought to the chief of the tribe. The chief believes that Arrowhead is really a spy seeking to steal the ponies that the Sioux have for themselves, but Arrowhead insists that he has come to seek membership among the Sioux people and lead them into battle against the soldiers in his home territory.

Not believing Arrowhead, the chief orders a test of his loyalty: He must battle Three Bears, the Sioux's greatest warrior to the death to prove his honesty. Arrowhead accepts and wins the battle, but cannot bring himself to slay the brave warrior and instead flees the scene. However as he travels, Arrowhead comes across a camp of American soldiers and rushes back to warn the Sioux of the danger even if it costs him his life. However, he finds the Sioux welcoming and they have come to accept him as a member of their tribe, and begin performing the Canounye Kicicupi, a ceremony to induct one into the Sioux tribe. After going through the traditional ceremonies, Arrowhead joins the Sioux in their attack on the US soldiers.

They have the advantage and force the soldiers into fleeing, the Sioux are ready to follow after them until they see that the sun is blotted out by the clouds and consider it a bad omen. Only Arrowhead insists on pressing forward, but thew Sioux people will not continue, feeling that their battle will resume another day. When the Sioux return to their camp, Arrowhead stays behind, feeling once more that he is an outcast even among his newly adopted people.

Appearing in "Fair Exchange"

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Synopsis for "Fair Exchange"

A bloody conflict between settlers and the local Indians is averted by the friendship of children.

Appearing in "Tecumseh!"

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Synopsis for "Tecumseh!"

Biographical account of Shawnee leader Tecumseh (1768-1813)

Appearing in "Arrowhead"

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  • Snake (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Cooley

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  • Mosstown

Synopsis for "Arrowhead"

Hearing gun shots as he rides along the plains, Arrowhead races off to investigate their source. He arrives at the scene of a slaughter at a cabin by a group of outlaws who have come to steal gold, the entire family that lives there has been slaughtered except for a lone girl who the one of the outlaws, has decided to take for his own. Arrowhead slays the man with an arrow and the rest of the outlaws flee the scene. Arrowhead suspects they'll be back and learns that the girl's father had been away and they leave to go and find him. They cross paths with the girl's father and a group of men and bring him back to their home where he mourns the loss of his wife and youngest daughter.

While Mr. Temble sees to his dead, the leader of the group that accompanied him -- really the leader of the outlaws, named Snake -- plots to frame Arrowhead for the attack and claim the reward on his head. They sneak up behind Arrowhead and knock him out. When Mary questions what they are doing, they tell her to mind her own business and take Arrowhead to the jail in Mosstown. When Arrowhead comes to, he finds himself in the town jail. But soon after, Mary and her father come to appeal to Jim the local sheriff.

Mr. Temble tells Arrowhead that Jim seeks to marry his daughter and while Jim and Marry are talking Mr. Temble frees Arrowhead and tells him that Snake is at the local saloon. Arrowhead rides there and finds Snake trying to rally the patrons into a lynch mob to hang him. Arrowhead notices Snake's boot prints in a spilled pool of liquor and recognize them as the tracks of the leader of the gang, and realizes that he led the attack on the Temble ranch. Arrowhead and his horse Eagle then smash through the window and fight their way to Snake. The Pawnee warrior then grabs the noose from Snake and hangs him with it and flees just as quickly as he entered the saloon, having avenged the Temble murders.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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