Banner and Falcon head to the Warrant family cabin; unknown to them, they are followed. Falcon is worried when he sees Sioux Indians running away from the Warrant's home, and insists that it is a sign of evil. When they arrive at the household, Buck Warrant and his young son Jeremy are bedridden with fever. Banner chastises Mrs. Warrant for telling the Sioux Indians about the fever, insisting that the tribe will react violently and try to burn down the cabin to prevent the disease from spreading. When the Indians attack, Banner figures out that the "fever" is actually being caused by Mrs. Warrant placing soap under the arms of her husband and son, in hopes that they will all move away to seek medical attention. He invites the Indians inside the household, telling them they have a powerful weapon against bad spirits, and demonstrates Mrs. Warrant trick. This episode is notable for being the first on-screen appearance of actor Michael Ontkean, who became famous for his role as Sheriff ...
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Midsummer 1820: Pierre Falcon and I were in the Upper Peninsula Region inspecting some of the smaller Hudson's Bay Company outposts. Warrant's Depot was our first destination. The trade there was small but growing. As we made our way we had no idea that we were not the only ones on our way to Warrant's Depot that steamy midsummer afternoon.