Cheyenne (1955–1963)

Gold, Glory and Custer - Prelude 

Cheyenne guides a party led by Lt. Colonel George A. Custer into the Black Hills owned by the Sioux which has been forbidden by treaty to survey for a fort location. There's rumors this expedition may be looking for something else - Gold.


George Waggner (as george waGGner)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Julie Adams ... Irene Travers
Liam Sullivan ... Maj. Marcus Reno
Barry Atwater ... Lt. Col. George A. Custer
Ed Kemmer ... Capt. Fred Benteen (as Edward Kemmer)
Yvette Duguay ... Lone Woman
Oliver McGowan Oliver McGowan ... John Travers
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Brad Caldwell (as Stacy Keach)
Tim Graham ... California Joe
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Commissioner Brady
Wilton Graff ... Sen. Conrad
Ralph Moody ... Slow Bull
Michael Carr ... Standing Bear
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Henry Toland
Doye O'Dell ... Sentry


In 1874 Cheyenne is riding to meet Lt. Col. George Custer's troop to report as Army Scout when he spots two Indians carrying off a white woman from the nearby Army wagon train. He shoots one and catches the second one who he shoots in hand combat. After the fight he notices the man is white wearing a wig to appear Indian. He tends to the woman Irene Travers who is not severely harmed. Army officers including Maj. Marcus Reno appear complaining about the attack by the Sioux. Irene is a close friend of Reno but she is fascinated with Cheyenne creating a tense situation with Reno. Cheyenne tells the officers that the Indians are not to blame showing them the bodies with wigs. At Fort A. Lincoln Cheyenne reports to Custer who tells him they are going to lead an expedition into the Sioux's Black Hills to look for a potential location for an Army fort. In reality political forces want the expedition to look for gold. Cheyenne tries to help the Indian Commissioner Brady stop the trouble ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 January 1960 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As he did in more than one show, Clyde Howdy plays more than one role. In this episode he plays a member of the court martial board of inquiry, and can also be seen the first time we meet General Custer, needing a shave. See more »


Custer did not wear a buckskin coat at Little Bighorn, and had in fact, cut his hair short. See more »


Cheyenne Bodie: I'll take military orders from you Major but don't try running my personal affairs.
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Gary Owen
[Traditional Irish drinking and marching song]
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