The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

The Forge of Hate 

Two young Apaches clash over what the tribe should do as their Chief dies. One wants to kill the white men while the other who has been chosen as the new Chief wants peace with the whites. Big John has to decide if he can trust the offer.


Don Richardson


Frank Chase


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Episode cast overview:
Leif Erickson ... Big John Cannon
Cameron Mitchell ... Buck Cannon
Henry Darrow ... Manolito Montoya
Linda Cristal ... Victoria Cannon
Robert Loggia ... Grey Wolf
Michael Baseleon ... Two Pony
Rudy Ramos ... Wind
Bob Hoy ... Joe Butler
Roberto Contreras ... Pedro
Don Collier ... Sam Butler
Alan Caillou ... Sean Hanrahan
Raymond Mayo ... Del Longly
Ted de Corsia ... Dull Knife


While rounding up horses, a group of hands are attacked by Apaches ending with a man dying on each side. At the Apache camp the Chief is dying. He has named Two Pony to be Chief after he passes. The brave Grey Wolf led the raid on the ranch hands believing it is the Apaches' duty to kill all whites. Two Pony on the other hand believes the Apache can only survive through peace with the whites and he is encouraged to try it by the dying Chief Dull Knife. After hearing Two Pony's request for peace, Big John decides to try it by having the Apache take on the job of rounding up wild horses, breaking, and shoeing them. Two Pony decides to learn the farrier work himself. Grey Wolf tries to interfere by wounding a ranch hand. When Dull Knife dies, he has Two Pony staked out and leads a band to attack Big John's crew delivering horses to the Army. Dull Knife's widow frees Two Pony who leads a band to stop Grey Wolf who has been mortally wounded in the attack. Two Pony tell Big John he will ... Written by Anonymous

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13 November 1970 (USA) See more »

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