MAVERICK: Season 1, Episode 6

Teleplay by: George Slavin

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Original airdate: October 27, 1957



Bret Maverick's knowledge of the location of a valuable gold claim on Indian land in the Black Hills is the only thing keeping him and two others alive. He uses all his poker skills in a game with no cards, and a map to the gold claim is his only ace in the hole.




Beaver CreekBlack HillsBlack Hills Gold RushBostonDakota Territory Dodge CityFallon, MartFallon, RipFallon, WesFallon Ranchfree goldgrass snakeGreat Sioux ReservationHarris, LindaHarris, Sam  • Harris, TimmyHarris MinehombreIndian agencyJacksonlobolocoMatsonMaverick, BretMcLeanNebraskaPacksaddle StationPine Hillsand lizardsidewinderSimmonsSiouxSioux headmansolitairestackedstagecoach driverStoney Gapstraight flushTaylor, DaveTaylor, EllaThorn CanyonTomah Stage LinesTibbsTreaty of Fort LaramieTwin Bluffs

Listings in italics are not specifically mentioned by name in the story, but are inferred through other contextual references.



"That Packsaddle Affair" by Louis L'Amour (as Jim Mayo) — Collected in "The Outlaws of the Mesquite" — Bantam Books (May 1, 1990). Originally published in Texas Rangers, June 1952

The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground; Jeffrey Ostler, — Viking Adult, July 22, 2010


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