Rawhide

Season 1 Episode 11

Incident of the Coyote Weed

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

Roy Evans finds a dead guy hung upside down from a tree. Rivera says the bandit Sanchez did it. Roy sees Rivera collecting coyote weed. There are groups of men up in the hills surrounding the herd. The drovers are concerned. Roy falls off his horse, a loose saddle. A storm spooks the herd. Against Favor's orders Roy goes to help and he is stampeded. Rowdy accuses Favor of letting Roy die. The stew is particularly bad, many get sick, and Prescott's passes out. Favor says they've been poisoned with coyote weed. Favor is going to search all pockets and saddle bags. Rivera tries to leave and Rowdy stops him. He tells Favor Rivera poisoned them. Wish has Mushy make up a cure but Porter dies. The vultures circling let Sanchez know they're sick. The men are going to play dead. Rivera gets loose. Favor chases and kills him. Sanchez and his men ride in. They are driven off.