Ben; Little Joe; Lucy Mather; John Mather; Rudolfo Chavez [Tiburico Vasquez]
Escorting a neighbor girl, Ben Cartwright barely saves them from a forest fire. Escaping with them is Rudolfo Chavez, who joins a posse hunting down bank robber Tiburico Vasquez and kills two of the bandits. He later holds Lucy Mather and Little Joe for ransom. The Cartwrights run him down and wound him, upon which he confesses that he is Tiburico Vasquez.
From 1632 to 1646, gold and silver mined at Tayopa in the Sierra Madre were stored on site, rather than being exported. During a great Indian uprising the location of the cache was lost. Hopeful explorers still search for the lost wealth of Tayopa.
American Indian; Apache; Chihuahua; educational; fact; gold; Native American; Sierra Madre; silver; treasure
Bedrock Barnes encounters an Apache family; the father has been gratuitously shot by a pair of saddle tramps. Bedrock Barnes renders aid, finds and pummels the shooters, then turns their horses over to the family. He helped the strangers because he has a debt to the Golden Rule.
American Indian; Apache; Golden Rule; Native American
Ben Cartwright; Hoss Cartwright; Jack Swilling; Winnemucca; Rawson
Three miners have been killed, and the community is riled up against nearby Paiutes. Hoss and Jack Swilling capture a band of Apaches, proving that they, not the Paiutes, are responsible. Jack, the Cartwrights, and the sheriff cut off angry miners riding against the Paiutes, preventing a frontier war.
American Indian; Apache; bear; cowboy; Native American