Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ranger of Cherokee Strip stars Republic horse-opera hero Monte Hale. This time, Steve Howard (Hale) comes to the aid of Joe Bearclaws (Douglas Kennedy), a patriotic Cherokee tribesman who tries to halt the exploitation of his people by unscrupulous cattlemen. The villains manage to frame Joe for murder, but the Indian escapes from jail. Assigned to track down Joe and return him to prison, Howard instead champions the Cherokee's cause and endeavors to bring the true culprits to justice. Roy Barcroft does his usual scowling-badman bit, while George Meeker turns in an interesting portrayal as a ham actor who figures prominently in the murder plot.
bad-guy, conflict, control, cowboy, disguise, escape, false-accusation, frame-up, gangster, good-guy, help, Indian (Native-American)-reservation, investigation, killing, land, land-scheme, land-war, lawman, masquerade, murder, Native-American, outlaw [Western], prison, ranch, ranger [military], scheme