February 26, 1975
The Ingalls, on their way home from Mankato, have to seek shelter from a raging blizzard. Meanwhile, the Marshall from Sleepy Eye is looking for a Sioux Indian, Jack Lamehorse. The Indian saves Charles who fell and is hurt while hunting. They reach the log cabin where the Ingalls have sought refuge from the storm, and they find the Marshall who intends to kill the Indian. The Indian, with Charles’ help, escapes during the night, and Charles prevents the Marshall from killing him. The blizzard drags on and Charles realizes he will have to kill one of his horses for food, but the Indian returns with the deer Charles left in the snow when he was injured. The Marshall shoots the Indian, but regrets it after learning that the Indian was in fact going to save them all from starvation. When the Marshall’s aides reach the cabin at the end of the storm, the Marshall tells them the Indian is nowhere to be found and they all go their separate ways.