"The Colonel and His Lady" tells a familiar story of white renegades whipping up war against the Indians for personal gain, but does it better than most. A settler (Len Ontkean, sixth of seven) is attacked by what he sees as two Wyandot braves, who turn out to be traders Braxton (George Barnes, third of four) and Wade (Allan Chrysler) in disguise. At Fort McKenzie Major Wilson (Brian Smyth, second of four) is ready to march against Wyandot Chief Black Wolf (Rex Devlin, third of four), but is persuaded by Hawkeye to allow a peaceful meeting to discuss the matter. Black Wolf confirms that none of his braves were responsible for any breach of the peace, and agrees to accompany Hawkeye to the fort, only to be arrested after Braxton makes his own accusation against the Wyandots. Unfortunately, Braxton is the one sent to fetch Col. John Ewing (William Walsh, fifth of nine) to return, only for innkeeper Prentiss (Arch McDonell, last of four) to show Hawkeye the road taken by the treacherous Braxton, not one leading to Fort McKenzie but to the Wyandot village, where the Medicine Man (Alex Denaszody, last of three) waits to take hostages in exchange for Black Wolf.
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