Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Indian Western  |   Release Date - Nov 11, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a book by Clay Fisher, this 1959 western has a cast loaded with television stars of the era. Clint Walker of TV's Cheyenne appears as the title character, a trapper who befriends the American Indian tribes in his hunting territory in 1867. When the U.S. cavalry is attacked by Kelly's Sioux friends, Kelly is caught between his friendships and loyalty to his country. The troops are slaughtered by the Sioux. Kelly moves in to rescue Wahleeah (Andra Martin), an Apache Indian girl who is being held prisoner by the Sioux because she refuses to marry their chief.

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trapper, Native-American, Sioux [Lakota], cavalry, massacre