120-“A Head of Hair”

Original Airdate:  (September 24, 1960)

An Apache indian has his eye on scalping Paladin.

1
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What do you want, Anderson?

2
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The horse?

3
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You could’ve had him
for the asking.

4
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The golden-haired woman?

5
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Or is it only my life you want?

6
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Morning.

7
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Oh…

8
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Morning, Mr. Paladin.

PALADIN
Morning.

10
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Hey Girl.

11
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Oh, Mr. Paladin.

12
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You turn the day
upside down.

PALADIN
It’s morning.

Morning of what day?

PALADIN
Wednesday, October 16th.

(reading silently to himself)
“Kidnapped white woman
believed seen with Indians.
“Captain John Bryson,
leading a patrol
“south of the Deschutes
River in Oregon,
“saw what appeared to be
a blonde woman traveling
“with a group of mounted
Nez Percé.
“Captain Bryson gave chase but
was unable to close with them.
“Mary Grange was kidnapped
in a Nez Percé raid
“and her father has offered
“a $2,000 reward
for her return.”

(Paladin muses)
Hmm.

Shall I help you pack?

PALADIN
Hey Girl, that would be
very nice of you.

28
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Close it up! Close it up!

29
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Heels down, toes out!

30
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Detail!

31
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In single file, at a gallop.

32
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Column left, ho!

33
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All right, close it up!

34
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All right, sit up
straight in the saddle!

35
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Straight in the saddle
and close it up!

36
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Straighten the saddle,
you’ll hurt his back!

37
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Heels down, toes up!

38
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All right, Corporal,
take over the detail.

39
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Column left, ho!

40
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You get close to
the girl, Lieutenant?

41
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About a mile.

42
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I used eight power
government issued binoculaurs.

43
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Eight into a mile,
that’s 220 yards…

44
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I have heard
that the Nez Percé,
when they’re traveling
with white prisoners,
force them to daub
dark clay on their faces
and cover their hair
if it’s noticeable.

48
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Yes, sir, most times.

49
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Well, Lieutenant,

50
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do you consider yourself
a qualified observer?

51
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Now, Mister, the whole
United States Army
says I’m wrong…
I might be.

53
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I’ll need a guide going in.

54
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What are you after,
the family’s reward money?

55
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Well, there is the girl, too.

56
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She might not like it
where she is.

57
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It’s possible.

58
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Try John Anderson over there.

59
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John Anderson?

60
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He’s an Indian scout.

61
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He lived with the Sioux
for ten years.
He married there;
became one.
Then he came home.

PALADIN
A good man?

In the high country?
In the high country,
he is a Sioux, Mr. Paladin.

PALADIN
What’s wrong with him?

He’s a drunk.

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Mister…

70
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Good luck.

71
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Get your hands off that pommel!

PALADIN
Anderson?

I’m told you lived
with the Sioux.

I was a Sioux.

PALADIN
I’m also told that they’re
the best trackers in the world.

That’s right.
With the possible
exception of the Nez Percé.

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You wanna go after Bryson’s
girl with the golden hair, huh?

79
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Would a couple of men
have any chance at all?

80
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Men?

81
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Couple of Oglala Sioux, maybe.

82
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Maybe even me,
seven, eight years ago.

83
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But you…

84
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They’d stake you out between
two poles and flay you alive.

85
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$250 if you
take me in and out.

86
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I don’t even own a gun.

87
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But I got no more money
for rotgut…

88
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so let’s go.

89
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Well, this here’s
the place.

90
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Ten or 12 of ’em.

91
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For a soldier boy, the
general had good eyes.

92
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General.

93
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That’s right, Anderson, you
were an Army scout, weren’t you?

94
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Call all commissioned
officers “general.”

95
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That’s democratic.

96
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That’s contempt.

97
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No, I have no contempt
for the Army.

98
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Exterminating the Indian nation
is a dirty job.

99
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And they do it
as well as the next.

100
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How old are the tracks?

101
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Four, five weeks.

102
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Well, that fits in with
what the general said.

103
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You read a track
four or five weeks old,
or are you leading me
a merry chase?

There was 12.
Five men and seven women.
One of the men was either
an important chief or
a respected warrior.

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Or medicine man.

110
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One of the women was very old.

111
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One of the women very young.

112
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And a white woman.

113
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Now, if you don’t believe me,

114
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I’ll take you out of here
and it won’t cost you nothing.

115
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I believe you, Mr. Anderson.

116
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You wanna run?

117
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Not as small as the Apache
or as tall as the Sioux.

118
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They have been called

119
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the greatest light
cavalry in the world.

120
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They can outride you but they
won’t outrun you on your mount.

121
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How about you,
Mr. Anderson?

122
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I’m tired of running.

123
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If I’d stolen it,
or take it…

124
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I wouldn’t want
it given to me.

125
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Tell him if he lays the
barrel of that shotgun

126
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on me once more,
I’ll kill him.

127
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…shotgun.

128
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Tell him these are gifts
for the great Nez Percé chief

129
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Chagra Tentes.

130
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Why presents?

131
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For the white girl.

132
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Which one?

133
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The Nez Percé
are great warriors.

134
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They’ve stolen many white women.

135
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The one with the golden hair.

136
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Mary Grange.

137
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There is no such one.

138
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Ah!

139
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He says they will let you go

140
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but that they will keep the
Sioux squaw who has no gun.

141
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He says they’ll take
the gifts, too.

142
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He says if you don’t want
your life,

143
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they’ll take that, too.

144
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Tell him if he tries to lay

145
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the barrel of that
shotgun on me once more

146
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I’ll kill him and
the others, too.

147
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You made your threat, Mister.

148
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But he don’t believe
you can make it good.

149
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Tell him I don’t
want to kill him.

150
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Now I see what
you mean, Mister.

151
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Anderson.

152
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Why?

153
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Because you didn’t kill him.

154
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That’s true, I didn’t.

155
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They’re yours.

156
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I never got the habit.

157
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No extra shell.

158
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Ain’t that just
like a Nez Percé.

159
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You leave them their
scalps and they’ll die

160
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and go to heaven
and act like heroes.

161
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They’ll lie and say that
their enemies didn’t kill them.

162
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They died in bed, old men.

163
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They would’ve
taken yours.

164
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You got a fine head of hair.

165
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Well, we better go get the girl

166
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before Chagra Tentes
finds out this one is dead.

167
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¶ ¶

168
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How much further?

169
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We will not find their camp.

170
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They’re gonna find us.

171
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He’s got the girl and will
look at the presents.

172
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He will say that
she is a warm sun

173
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in the coldness
of his old age.

174
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And that she is promised
to his son,

175
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who is a great warrior,

176
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whom he hates to
disappoint.

177
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That was his young son
you killed, Mr. Paladin.

178
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I know.

179
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Comes to me that you’d
be worth killing.

180
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How so?

181
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You hold on to life hard.

182
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It will have to be
torn away from you.

183
00:14:56,728 –> 00:14:59,296
To do so would be a fine
coup for a warrior.

184
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For a Nez Percé warrior…
or a Sioux?

185
00:15:16,415 –> 00:15:19,149
A Nez Percé or a Sioux.

186
00:15:19,217 –> 00:15:22,085
A Comanche or
a Blackfoot.

187
00:15:22,153 –> 00:15:24,221
Or a…

188
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Test of courage?

189
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That’s right.

190
00:16:07,399 –> 00:16:10,367
You come when you are
not invited, white man.

191
00:16:10,435 –> 00:16:12,203
And you attack my people.

192
00:16:12,270 –> 00:16:15,506
No favors, Chief
of the Nez Percé.

193
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I come bearing gifts

194
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and your children
are rude to me.

195
00:16:19,044 –> 00:16:21,611
I did no more to him
than I would do to my own,

196
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if they were rude
to a guest.

197
00:16:23,315 –> 00:16:25,916
First you beat my children
with a club,

198
00:16:25,983 –> 00:16:29,386
then you teach me manners
in my own tent?

199
00:16:29,454 –> 00:16:31,055
You are rash.

200
00:16:31,122 –> 00:16:33,057
I have a short temper.

201
00:16:33,124 –> 00:16:35,859
My journey has been
long and hot.

202
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You are not a Sioux.

203
00:16:38,162 –> 00:16:40,097
How long have you lived
with the Sioux?

204
00:16:40,164 –> 00:16:41,565
Ten years.

205
00:16:43,668 –> 00:16:45,603
Have you taken the scalp

206
00:16:45,670 –> 00:16:47,338
of the Nez Percé?

207
00:16:47,405 –> 00:16:49,373
Yes.

208
00:16:49,441 –> 00:16:53,711
At least you do not lie,
as most Sioux lie.

209
00:16:53,912 –> 00:16:56,113
A Sioux does not lie.

210
00:16:56,180 –> 00:16:57,314
A Sioux is a dog.

211
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I will see your gifts.

212
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The girl.

213
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The gifts.

214
00:17:36,521 –> 00:17:38,789
It is not enough.

215
00:17:46,331 –> 00:17:48,565
Let me talk to the girl.

216
00:18:32,677 –> 00:18:33,843
Mary Grange…

217
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You may answer.

218
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Yes.

219
00:18:39,751 –> 00:18:42,953
What is your father’s
given name?

220
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Simon.

221
00:18:47,826 –> 00:18:49,660
The gifts for the girl.

222
00:18:49,694 –> 00:18:51,495
They are not enough.

223
00:18:51,563 –> 00:18:53,230
Not half enough.

224
00:18:53,298 –> 00:18:55,198
That is a fortune.

225
00:18:55,266 –> 00:18:59,302
What woman is
worth more?

226
00:18:59,538 –> 00:19:02,305
This one has golden hair.

227
00:19:02,374 –> 00:19:05,308
That is a treasure
with the Nez Percé.

228
00:19:05,377 –> 00:19:07,143
Not among my people.

229
00:19:07,212 –> 00:19:09,713
I have…

230
00:19:09,781 –> 00:19:11,749
almost promised her to my son.

231
00:19:12,050 –> 00:19:13,717
That is a fortune!

232
00:19:13,785 –> 00:19:15,885
How many wives could
he buy with that?

233
00:19:15,953 –> 00:19:17,887
What is the great
difference

234
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between one woman

235
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and another?

236
00:19:22,561 –> 00:19:25,262
It is not enough.

237
00:19:25,330 –> 00:19:28,832
Her people can only
afford to pay so much.

238
00:19:28,900 –> 00:19:30,667
We could kill you.

239
00:19:30,735 –> 00:19:35,539
This is not worth six
of your children dying.

240
00:19:39,644 –> 00:19:42,580
It is done.

241
00:19:42,647 –> 00:19:44,882
You have my word on it.

242
00:19:44,950 –> 00:19:46,917
Leave the Sioux with me,

243
00:19:47,085 –> 00:19:49,453
I will be more happy
with my bargain.

244
00:19:49,521 –> 00:19:51,121
No.

245
00:19:51,188 –> 00:19:52,790
I need him to
guide me out.

246
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He will slit your
throat by-and-by.

247
00:19:55,693 –> 00:19:58,595
He is a Sioux.

248
00:20:04,903 –> 00:20:06,837
In a week, you’ll be home.

249
00:20:06,905 –> 00:20:08,839
Did they hurt you?

250
00:20:32,497 –> 00:20:34,264
What are you gonna
do with that thing

251
00:20:34,332 –> 00:20:35,398
without any shells
for it?

252
00:20:36,467 –> 00:20:39,369
It’s a nice gun.

253
00:20:41,439 –> 00:20:44,374
Two days travel southwest
and you’ll be safe.

254
00:20:44,442 –> 00:20:48,378
I will go now when you
give me what you owe me-

255
00:20:48,446 –> 00:20:51,381
$250.

256
00:20:54,786 –> 00:20:56,720
You’re heading east?

257
00:20:56,788 –> 00:20:58,722
I’m going home.

258
00:20:58,790 –> 00:21:01,925
In ten years, the Sioux
nation will be gone.

259
00:21:01,993 –> 00:21:03,727
We will make a fight

260
00:21:03,795 –> 00:21:05,929
that the white men will remember

261
00:21:05,996 –> 00:21:08,932
for a hundred generations
of men.

262
00:21:08,999 –> 00:21:11,435
Where we ride,
not even the tears of God

263
00:21:11,502 –> 00:21:13,102
will make things grow again.

264
00:21:13,171 –> 00:21:15,939
We will be known
as the Sioux,

265
00:21:16,007 –> 00:21:17,941
the enemy,

266
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the most savage,

267
00:21:20,512 –> 00:21:24,247
as long as the ground
we walk on exists.

268
00:21:24,315 –> 00:21:26,282
Now, I will go to my people.

269
00:21:26,351 –> 00:21:28,184
Your privilege.

270
00:21:29,286 –> 00:21:32,121
I will take the woman, too.

271
00:21:35,627 –> 00:21:37,561
Anderson, you remember

272
00:21:37,629 –> 00:21:39,830
what I did to those
three Nez Percé.

273
00:21:40,031 –> 00:21:43,132
They did not know your strength.

274
00:21:57,816 –> 00:21:59,983
I would’ve gone with him.

275
00:22:05,590 –> 00:22:08,324
They say the Sioux are kind
to their women.

Why?

278
00:23:24,469 –> 00:23:27,236
Why?!

279
00:23:27,304 –> 00:23:29,272
Why? For the woman?!

280
00:23:29,474 –> 00:23:32,109
What is a woman?

281
00:23:39,183 –> 00:23:41,118
For the horse?

282
00:23:41,185 –> 00:23:43,153
He was yours for
the asking.

283
00:23:43,220 –> 00:23:46,890
A Sioux warrior going home…

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00:23:46,958 –> 00:23:48,892
must take a coup.

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00:23:55,834 –> 00:23:59,836
What a truly fine
head of hair you have.

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