Zeb Macahan : Now look, I told the colonel you're the man for the job while I'm gone. You let me down, you're gonna be lookin' for your praying bones. Meantime, don't you forget what I taught you. You should 'em where they look the biggest. And don't go far as hell for no woman. So long, Billie Joe.
Zeb Macahan : Kate, I'm gonna tell you something, if you bring so much as one more feather out of that house, I'm gettin' on my horse an', an' I'm gonna ride, alone.
Kate Macahan : Who was Billie Joe?
Zeb Macahan : Oh, he was an indian boy, Kate. He was a reservation runaway. First time I ever met him, he was trying to steal my horse. He was about... fifteen I guess, then, and dirty and scrawny. We washed him all down, we found a pure Cheyene indian underneath. Being Cheyenne, he was... worth the trouble salvaging. I thaught him what I know. I guess he was kinda like a son to me.