Factual error: In the very beginning of the movie, the narrator says, "Pony Express riders know that one more such attack (referring to the Custer Massacre) would mean a hundred years before another wagon train crosses the prairie." Then they show a Pony Express rider supposedly carrying the news. But the Custer massacre happened in June of 1876, and the Pony Express went out of business in 1861.
Captain Nathan Brittles: I don't know where you got your brains, Sergeant - God must have given you that pair of eyes. They're Arapahos, all right. Headin' the same way we are. Now why would they be movin' on Sudrow's Wells, Sergeant? Answer me that.
Sgt. Tyree: My mother didn't raise any sons to be makin' guesses in front of Yankee captains.
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