Law of the Plainsman | 1959
During a battle between the cavalry and Apache Indians, a fourteen-year-old brave encounters a wounded army captain. Instead of killing the captain, the brave befriends him and assists him by acquiring help. The captain and the brave, whom the captain names Sam Buckhart, soon become blood brothers. Two years later, after the captain is killed in an Indian ambush, Sam inherits a vast wealth that enables him to attend Harvard University, as once did the captain.
Desiring to help his people, Sam is commissioned as a U.S. Marshal following his graduation. The series, set in the New Mexico territory during the 1880s, relates Sam's exploits as he attempts to apprehend wanted outlaws and establish the long-sought road to peace between his people and the White Man. See also "The Indian" for information on the series pilot film.