Approved | | Western
In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.
Clint Walker did some of his own stunt work in the film. There's an excellent scene about 20 minutes in when Edd Byrnes has fallen from his horse, Walker wheels his horse around, gallops back, dismounts in reverse, hits the ground running into the foreground of the frame, takes his mark next to Byrnes and begins firing. All this is done in one shot and it's clear there was no stunt double.
Planning on crossing the river, are you?
Major Towns: I told you I was going to drive the Sioux back to the Dakotas. That's what I intend to do.
Yellowstone Kelly: I knew a man once... he intended to kill a bear with a stick. I buried him.
The Lakota and Arapahoe were allies. They sometimes lived side by side and intermarried. For the Lakota (Gall's tribe) to hold an Arapahoe as a captive is impossible.
Opening credits: The West was opened by courageous trail-blazing pioneers like Lewis & Clark and Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly, - - trapper, surveyor, and indian scout who was the first frontiersman to cross the mighty Yellowstone Valley.