Original Airdate: November 8, 1959

. The discovery of gold in the Black Hills of the Dakotas brought on a stampede of prospectors—much to the resentment of the Sioux Indians, who retaliated by killing those who invaded their land. The U.S. Army responded by sending regiments into the Dakota Territories to protect the settlers. While awaiting an inquiry at an Army fort, Bret survives a Sioux attack, along with a veteran sergeant and a young corporal survive the massacre. To buy time while waiting for reinforcements, Maverick and the others—knowing that the superstitious Indians are scared of evil spirits—pretend to be ghosts. But when the Sioux leader calls their bluff and murders the corporal, Maverick must impersonate the dead soldier to prove that the fort is “haunted.” 

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