THE HIGH CHAPARRAL 405 A Matter of Survival (10/16/1970)
Returning home from a visit to her father's ranch, Victoria and her escorts Sam and Pedro find infant Joey, the only survivor of an Indian raid on his parent's wagon. When the boy's grandfather, Dan Casement, spared only because he had gone ahead to scout for water, insists on leaving with the child, a concerned Victoria balks, insisting that she can better care of the baby en route to the safety of the Cannon ranch. Relenting, Casement joins them in their slow trek across the desert while Indians stalk them, awaiting the best time to attack.
Stars: Leif Erickson (Big John Cannon), Cameron Mitchell (Buck Cannon), Henry Darrow (Manolito Montoya), Linda Cristal (Victoria Cannon), Mark Slade (Billy Blue Cannon); Barry Sullivan (Mr. Caseman)