Factual error: When John Wayne and Geraldine Page first meet the lead cavalry man and 'Buffalo Baker', you can see in the distance a radio tower on top of the hill/mountain.

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Suggested correction: It's not a radio tower. It leans to one side and also the line goes almost to the creek bed. When the troops come back after getting ambushed it's not in the picture anymore.

I'm watching the movie now and I saw the radio tower in the background and I saw no wires and the tower doesn't lean.

Factual error: When Hondo is introduced to the young cavalry lieutenant, Buffalo Baker remarks that it is 1870. Later, when the survivors return to the ranch, they claim to have killed Victorio; however, Victorio was actually killed in 1880 in Mexico, by Mexican troops.

Factual error: When Hondo first meets the woman and kid, he tells them that he is riding dispatch for General Crook. The movie takes place 1869/1870, and Crook was not promoted to General until late 1872. While it is true he received a brevet promotion to Major General in the Civil War, upon the war's end, he reverted to the permanent rank of lieutenant colonel, and was not promoted to Brigadier General until 1872.

Factual error: Although Hondo's story takes place in 1869/70, he packs a Colt Peacemaker, which was not manufactured until 1873.

Revealing mistake: In the final Indian chase at the conclusion of the film, when a covered wagon rolls over, one can see the rope that was used to ensure it tipped over.

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