The story of the peace mission from the US cavalry to the Cheyenne Indians in Wyoming during the 1870s. The mission is threatened when a civilian surveyor befriends the chief’s son and falls for the chief’s daughter.
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User Reviews: White Feather is a combination of the plots of both Broken Arrow and Cheyenne Autumn. It’s the story of a romance between Robert Wagner and Indian princess Debra Paget set against the background of the surrender of the Cheyenne nation to the white man.
Wagner is part of delegation sent to the Cheyenne chief Eduard Franz to negotiate a treaty with the Cheyenne. Although Franz’s son Jeffrey Hunter is for no surrender at any price, he and Wagner become friends. Wagner becomes more than friends with Hunter’s sister Paget, something that arouses the old jealous green eye in Hugh O’Brian, an Cheyenne warrior who figures Paget’s his.
Paget’s not going to find it easy in the white world in any case. The post sutler Emile Meyer’s not liking Indians in any case and even though his daughter Virginia Leith becomes friends with Paget, she’s got a thing for Wagner herself.
White Feather is a sympathetic portrayal of the Cheyenne in the last days of a proud warrior nation. Best in the cast is Jeffrey Hunter, the man who won’t give in and most of all won’t surrender his pride.
John Lund as the post commander and Milburn Stone the civilian treaty negotiator are in the cast as well. White Feather is a fine western that does not get near enough acclaim.