Little House on the Prairie

Season 1 Episode 22

Survival

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 26, 1975 on NBC
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Charles decides to bring Caroline and the children along for a springtime trip to Mankato, but on the way back, they must seek shelter from a vicious blizzard. They locate a deserted cabin that allows them to build a fire and shack up for the time being, but problems ensue when Charles must go hunting to feed his family. The unforgiving weather threatens Charles' life, but just as he is near death, he finds help from a very unlikely source. Back at the cabin, Caroline and the girls receive a surprise visit from an American marshall, whose deep-rooted hatred has him on a vengeful mission.moreless

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  • A Springtime family trip to Mankato turns nasty on the return journey when the family get caught up in an unseasonal blizzard and must seek shelter in an abandoned cabin.

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    A pleasant family journey becomes the stuff that nightmares are made of when they hit a nasty blizzard on their way back to Walnut Grove and must seek shelter in an abandoned cabin. The snow is so bad that they cannot continue on and so, Charles must go out hunting food food before they all starve to death. Shooting a good-sized deer, Charles is overcome by the storm, but is saved by Lame Horse, the last of an Indian trible who is on the run from the law, one of whom turns up at the cabin where the Ingalls' are sheltering, determined to find him. The man is mad with hatred but the Indian holds his quiet dignity and the lawman decides to let him go.



    A good story, but made annoying by some bad performances from the guest actor, whom I think could have done much better.moreless
Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls/Wilder

Melissa Sue Anderson

Melissa Sue Anderson

Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall (1974 - 1981)

Michael Landon

Michael Landon

Charles Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Karen Grassle

Karen Grassle

Caroline Quiner Holbrook Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Lindsay Greenbush

Lindsay Greenbush

Carrie Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Sidney Greenbush

Sidney Greenbush

Carrie Ingalls (1974 - 1982)

Jack Ging

Jack Ging

Marshal Anders

Guest Star

Robert Tessier

Robert Tessier

Jack Lame Horse

Guest Star

Carl Pitti

Carl Pitti

Deputy Hill

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the very first and only Little House episode to feature the Ingalls family only, in terms of main characters. Even with the pilot movie, Mr. Edwards was in it too.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Charles: We need to have food. As soon as there's a lull in the storm, I'll go out hunting again.
      Caroline: And if there's not a lull?
      Charles: (long pause) There's always the horses.

    • Sheriff: Look, Ingalls, I've said I'm sorry. What do you want?
      Charles: People like you have taken everything away from that man. His freedom, his land, almost his life. Don't tell me you're sorry. Tell him.

    • Sheriff: I could use a bowl of that soup or something.
      Caroline: It's all gone. I gave the last of it to the girls.
      Sheriff: There'd have been some left if you hadn't fed that Indian.
      Charles: He earned what he got.
      Sheriff: Ingalls, you're going to rue the day that you let that murderer go.
      Caroline: Murderer? You keep saying that. Who did he murder?
      Sheriff: Who? He was one of the Sioux chiefs in the '62 uprising. Tried and convicted and sentenced to hang.
      Charles: Then, why didn't he?
      Sheriff: Well, Abe Lincoln! He stuck his nose into it. He called them Sioux warriors, that they believed in what they were fighting for. So, he pardoned the whole bunch of 'em.
      Charles: No different than the men who wore Confederate uniforms who fought for what they believed in.
      Sheriff: That was different.
      Charles: President Lincoln didn't think so.
      Sheriff: This is a reservation jumper who hates all white men.
      Charles: Then why did he save my life?

    • Caroline: (playing with the kids) Simon says, "Touch your ears." Touch your head. (Carrie puts her hands on her head) Ooh! (laughs)
      Laura: Carrie, Simon didn't say, so you're out.
      Carrie: Mama said so!

    • Laura: (arguing with Mary) Besides, you're not supposed to argue over a game. Right, Ma?
      Caroline: You have my permission to argue if it will help you keep warm.

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