Victoria, a surly ex-Barkley ranch hand, and a pregnant Native American girl fight to survive when an earthquake traps them in a church cellar. When it is discovered that the cellar may connect to tunnels from a closed-up Barkley gold mine, not all the searchers really want the rescue to succeed.
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The traditional land of the Modoc Indians was on the border of Oregon and California, over 300 miles from Stockton, California. In 1873, they were removed from Oregon, and were settled in Indian Territory (the eastern region of Oklahoma Territory) in 1874; they were not permitted to return to Oregon until 1909. "The Big Valley" is set in Stockton during 1876-1878, so it it impossible for the store owner to ride out to the Modoc reservation in the evening. See more