Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983): Season 0, Episode 0 - Little House on the Prairie - full transcript

The story of the Ingalls family who left their house in Wisconsin and moved to the west, wanting to find a new place for home.

Laura: If I had
a remembrance book,

I would mark down
how it was when we left

our little house
in the big woods

to go west
to indian territory.

We had to go, pa said,

because so many people had come
to live in the big woods,

there wasn't enough game
anymore for him to hunt

and he feared
we might go hungry.

Ma said we might never
again see grandma and grandpa

or aunt dosie and aunt ruby
and uncle george.

Though it made me sad,

I still thought
it a fine thing to go

where there had never
been a road before.

We'd go where the land was
more bountiful, he said,

and we sold our house,
our land, and cow.

We packed whatever
would fit in a wagon.

I was glad pa
took his fiddle

for it makes
a joysome sound.

Mary was afraid to go,

but I knew nothing
bad could happen

as long as we had
pa and jack.

Jack is my best
and truest friend.

And pa said there has never been
a better watch dog.

I knew there would be rivers
to cross and hills to climb

and I was glad,
for this is a fair land,

and I rejoiced
that I would see it.

I want our own horses, pa.

I know, half-pint,

but they're just
too worn out to go on.

It's the kindest treatment
for the ponies.

But what will happen
to our horses?

Oh, some farm will
come along, buy them.

They'll thrive again.

Stop your frettin'.

We're gonna have 3 ponies
by mid-summer.

We're gonna
buy another one?


They're going
to have a baby!

That's right.

Gonna have a foal.

Hey, caroline,
you about ready?

We're ready.

Laundry's all dry.


Caroline: They look like
sturdy little animals.

Pa: They are.
We made a good trade.

Can we give 'em
names, pa?

I think we should,

seeing as they're part
of the family now.

I want to call
this one patty.

Pa: Patty it is.

We better name
this one pat.

He's a boy.


That child would be
in a heap of trouble

if she didn't
know the difference

between boys and girls.

Really, charles.

Pat and patty it is.

Everybody up in the wagon.

Up we go,
me love.

all set back there?

Girl: Yeah.

All right. Kansas,
here we come!

Girl: Ready or not!

Do you think
we can get across?

I don't see why not.

Rivers swell
in the spring rains.

As you can tell wagons
have crossed here

before by the wheel ruts
running through.

Water looks so wild.

Don't worry.
The wagon's sound.

The ponies are stout.
We'll be all right.




Hyah! Hyah!


Come on!
Come on!

Come on!

Hyah! Come on!



Hyah! Come on!


Hyah! Come on!

Pa: Hyah!

Hyah! Come on!

Can't jack ride
in the wagon, pa?

Can't stop now.

Don't worry about it.
He'll make it.

Hyah! Come on!
Get inside!

Get inside!

- Hyah! Come on!
- Go with carrie.

Come on!

Come on! Hyah!



Come on! Hyah!

Hyah! Hyah!







Hyah! Come on! Hyah!

Hyah! Come on!

Take over.

Gotta lead 'em out.


It's all right.

Come on!

- Come on!
- Come on!

Come on!

Come on!

Come on!


Come on!



Are you all right?


You could have drowned.

Pa, I don't see jack.

Are you all right?

We're all right, ma.

Carrie just got scared.

Where's jack, pa?

Must have got
washed down stream.

I'll get him.

Go hitch the ponies
and make camp.

I'll be back.

Didn't you find jack, pa?


Do you think he
drowned, charles?

Looks like it.

We can look again tomorrow.

I followed
the river for miles.

He's gone.

Don't know how
we're gonna manage

without a good watch dog.

I'll see to the ponies.

Laura, come inside, dear.

It's too hot
to walk in the sun.

I'm not hot.

Then put your
bonnet on.

The sun and the wind will
make your skin all leathery.

Leave her be, caroline.

She's hurtin'.

Children asleep?

All but laura.

How much longer, charles?

Until we settle.
I don't know.

We crossed into kansas
4 days ago.

What are you looking for?

I'll know it
when I see it.

But the children are tired

and the joy seems to have
gone out of all of us.

It will pass, caroline.

We had no future
where we were.

It was a hand-to-mouth
existence at best.

I want more than that
for you and the children.

160 acres free and clear
from the government.

Just to plant and harvest
my own crops.

To be owing to no man.
I want that.

Pa, I heard something.

It's all right. Just the
winds through the grass.

It wasn't the wind.

It's jack!

You didn't drown.

You didn't drown.

We've come so far.

How did he find us?



We thank you, lord,
for bringing

our dear and good
friend back to us.

I'm sorry, pa.

Sorry 'bout what,

Sorry for thinking you didn't
care about jack when he drowned.

I did care.

I blame myself
for not putting him

in the wagon
when we crossed.

I should have
taken into account

how tired he was.

I was just full of guilt
for letting him drown.

But you only said
you were sorry

we didn't have
a good watch dog anymore.

I guess I just couldn't
find the words to say

what was in my heart,


Hey, you hear that?

Hear what, pa?

The stars...

Singing hallelujah.

Breakfast is ready!

We saw a lot
of little birds.

You'll see
a lot more of them.

Called dick sissles.

Dickie birds?

It's dumb
to talk baby talk.

dick sissles.

I can call 'em dickie birds
if I want to.

The bible says thou shalt not
argue before breakfast.

That's not in the bible,

Well, it ought to be.

There's no need
to forget your manners

just because we're hundreds
of miles from civilized folk.

I don't think
the folks in independence

would take too kindly
to hearing you

call them uncmlized.

- Mm-hmm.

Are we near there?

Best I can figure
maybe 40, 50 miles away.

I can hardly wait
to get there.

We're not going there.

Well, why not?

Oh, lt'd be so good to see
a town and people again.

Caroline, we didn't come
all this way to see a town.

What's the matter
with pa?

He's just tired...

Like the rest of us.


Up here!

Look at it!

Just look at it!

Green and rich.

Be water in those
foothills and trees.

We're home, caroline.

We're home.

Fireplace right here.

Have to put
a window right here.

Well, ingalls family,
how does it look?

All we got to do
now is build it.

Come on.

They're all in.
Sit down.

I'll be all right
in a minute.

We could both use a rest.
Sit down now.


It's no work
for a woman.

I never should have
let you do it.

I'm all right, I said,

and you can't raise
the walls by yourself.

I should have settled
with that man

to give me a hand.

It's my fault
for bringing you out here.

It's not your fault.

Yes, it is.
We're out here because

it's where I want to be.

I took you away
from your home, your family.

Now, that's nonsense.

My home is where you are...

And you and the children
are my family.

Caroline ingalls,
I love you.


Found us
a neighbor.

Another settler?

- Yeah.
- A little girl?

No, no. Edwards.
That's his name.

He's a bachelor.

Lives on the other side
of the creek and caroline,

tomorrow he's gonna come over
and help us put up the cabin.

How kind of him!

He's a wonderful man.
You're gonna like him.

Oh, I know I will.

Ha ha! 10 foot
if it's an inch.

Can I do it, too?

I don't know.

It ain't easy unless you got
a plug of chewing tobacco.

Eh, you can try it
if you want. Go on, now.

Get yourself a good
mouthful of spit.

Go on. Work it around.

Around, around. You got it?

All right now. Here we go.

It's all in the neck. Ready?


Just what do you
think you're doing?

Mr. Edwards is teaching me
how to spit.


Do you consider that a worthy
accomplishment, mr. Edwards?

Well, I don't know how
worthy it is, ma'am.

Sure comes in handy
in a stiff breeze.

Best get back to work.

Mighty fine lunch, ma'am.

He is uncmlized.

Well, he's a little rough
around the edges.

It's because he hasn't
had the advantage

of the refining influence
of a good woman.

I can imagine the kind
of women he's known.

I don't like having him
around the children, charles,

especially laura.

For some reason,
she's taken to him.

So have I. He's a good man.
He's been kind to us.

I expect you to be cml
and friendly to him.

I am cml, but I
will not be friendly.

I doubt he's ever seen
the inside of a church.

I hardly think that's
any way to judge a man.

I know an awful lot
of pious churchgoers

who wouldn't think twice

of doing some poor old widow
woman out of her pittance.

I'll see to the ponies.

I'm going to bed.
You coming?

Good night.

I'll be friendly...

But my heart
won't be in it.

Good night.

I don't think
it's too small,

and it really looks sturdy.

When do you think
we can move in, charles?

As soon as I get
the roof on.

Well, how long
will that take?

Tomorrow soon enough?

Tomorrow? You can't make
a roof in one day.

I can take the wagon canvas
and stretch it over the top.

- That suit you?
- Yes!


I guess
I better start supper.

Mr. Edwards, will you
stay to supper?

We're only having stew rabbit
and dumplings, of course.

You've got yourself
a customer, ma'am.

Been eatin' so
much jerky lately,

just thinking on it's enough
to make me upchuck.

Let's get back to work.

You sure can
fiddle, ingalls.

And you sure can
dance, edwards.

Play some more, pa.

No more.
It's time for bed.

Can't we stay up just
a little bit longer? Please?

No, it's past
your bedtime now.

There's lots to do tomorrow.
We all need our rest.

Well, that sure
is the truth.

Yep. I best be moving on.

Here you go.

All right, girls.

Off to bed.

I sure do want
to thank you, ma'am.

I don't ever recall
tasting better rabbit.

Them dumplings
of yours went way down

with that delicious gravy.

Well, it took off
like birds in that light.

Thank you.

Well, I'll see
you soon. Night, all.

Pa: Take care.
I'll play you home.

Now you're talking.

♪ Get out the way
for old dan tucker ♪

♪ He's too late
to get his supper ♪

♪ Supper's over
and the dishes washed ♪

♪ Nothin' left but
a piece of squash ♪

Laura: If I had
a remembrance book,

I would mark down in it
that this was a fine night

even if I did have
to go to bed too soon.

Seems kind of foolish

a dirt floor,
doesn't it?

It's the only
floor we have.

I'll build you a hardwood
floor when I get the time.

I'm doing the best
I can.

I'm not complaining.

I'm worried about
the girls' schooling.

I can manage
for now,

but mary has her heart
set on being a schoolteacher.

She'll need
formal training...

We'll worry about that
when the time comes.

I'm sorry.

There's another thing.

I don't see how the girls
can grow up properly

without going to church.

I don't see how they
can get closer to god

than they are
right here.

Now, stop worrying.

Everything's gonna
be fine.

You realize something?


We're alone.

We brought
the bed things.


Is patty still
feeling poorly, pa?

Well, she's
a bit edgy.

That's to be expected now that
she's so close to her time.

What if she dies when
she has her foal?

She won't.

We mustn't even think
such a thought.

We couldn't get along
without the ponies.

Laura: She'll do fine,
won't she, pa?

You bet she will,

It looks to me
like you're gonna do

a heap of
washing tomorrow.

You'll have to bring some
water from the creek.

It'd be a lot easier
if you go down

and wash the clothes
at the creek,

like indian women do.

If I wanted to live
like an indian,

I'd live in a tent.

I'd wager lt'd be
the cleanest tent

in the territories.

When will we see
some indians, pa?

Never, I hope.

My sentiments exactly.

Don't even
mention indians.

I hope I never see one.

Then why did we come
to indian territory?

Ha! I suppose it does
sound pretty foolish,

coming to indian
territory and hoping

you'll never
see an indian.

Wish we could write
to the folks, charles.

They must be wondering
how we've fared.

Then write.

How would I post it?

I'll post it for you
when I go to

independence for supplies.

When will that be?

Well, let me see.

Soon as I finish
the stable for the ponies,

put a roof on the house,
dig a well,

build a fireplace
so you can cook indoors.

Unless, of course,
you'll settle for

a hole in the roof
to let the smoke out,

the way the indians do.

Guess we'd better start
with the stable.

We don't want the wolves
getting at the ponies.

I'm going to see
how patty is.

Caroline: You'll do no such thing.
Get back in bed.

It's time for you two
to go to bed.

It's getting late.
Good night, mary.

Good night, pa.

And as for you...
Don't you fret.

Patty's gonna be
just fine.

You understand?

Yes, pa.

Sweet dreams.

And then what happened,
mr. Edwards?

Well, snookie,

this old bear and me
were just sorta gonna

circle one another

like they was getting
each other's measure.

Well, we just circled
and circled.

Finally, I was just
pulling out of paces.

I looked at the bear square
in the eye and I said,

"bear, if we're
gonna wrestle,

let's get on with it."

- You know what that bear done?
- What?

Well then, he just sniffed
and ambled off.

One good whiff
of mr. Edwards

would drive any bear off.

- Hey, edwards.
- Huh?

Could use a hand now.

Your pa sure is one to
get things done, ain't he?

He's just worried
about the wolves.

He has to get the stable up
before patty foals.

Due to foal anytime now.
So I best get crackin'.


Caroline: Laura!

Pa: Easy now, girl.

Laura: Is patty
all right, pa?

She's fine, half-pint.
Be a foal by morning.

Caroline: Laura, why don't you go
in the house and get some sleep.

Laura: But I want to see
the baby get born.

Pa: Let her stay, caroline.

It's a fine thing to see
a new life come into the world.

Why doesn't
mr. Edwards come by

since we fixed the roof?

He's got his own place
to look after.

I think
he doesn't come by

because he knows ma
doesn't like him.

Well, I don't know
that she doesn't.

She don't,
and I know why.

Is that a fact?

Because he spits.

Caroline, I'm off.

You be careful not to let
that lye get in your eyes.

It's just the fumes
that make them tear.

You be careful.

I will. There you go,

I wish I could go.

Now, you stop fretting.
One of these days,

I'll sweet talk your mom
to let you go hunting with me.

You take care.

Big people
have all the fun.

It's so late. Maybe
something happened to pa.

Nothing happened.

Your father knows
how to take care of himself.

I've been beside myself.

What kept you so long?

Oh, I was
scared, pa.

I wasn't. Maybe I
was a little worried.

No need to worry.

I just went a little
further than I thought.

Did you get
a bear, pa?

No. I didn't have
any luck at all.

All right, girls.
Off to bed.

Tuck you in.

Right to sleep.

All right.

Good night, carrie.

You all right?


I'll get you supper.

It's a nice hot stew.

Sounds good.

I put your biscuits
in the way you like...


Will... will
they go away, pa?

They're not too hungry.

I reckon they'll
go somewhere

and sleep before sun up.

Why did they come here?

Followed me home,
I guess.

If I tell you what happened,
will you keep it a secret?

It'll just upset ma.

I first spotted 'em when
I was on my way back.

Must have been 10,

maybe 15 of them
in the pack.

Took out after me.

Pat did his best,

but I knew he couldn't
outrun those wolves.

Not on flat ground.

What'd you do?

Well, I tossed 'em
all the game I shot.

Slowed 'em up long
enough for me to get away.

But you weren't scared.

You bet I was scared.

I didn't think pas
ever got scared.

Don't let 'em fool you.

Pas get scared just
like everybody else.

But not as scared as mas.

That's right.
Not as scared as mas.

That's why it's important
you keep that secret.

I'd spit into the wind
before I'd tell.

That's my girl.

First thing tomorrow, I'm
gonna build us a proper door.

The chimney
draws just fine.

Now it looks like home.

You're not sorry
we settled here?

Of course not.

But I could cry when I see
how hard you have to work.

It's good work.

Just wish I could have
made the cabin bigger.

Given you glass
window panes.

- Ha!
- I mean it.

I don't expect
the impossible, charles.

You deserve the impossible.

Better go find you something
to cook on that fryer.

come back here!

Jack! Come on!

You've never tied
jack up before.

He doesn't like it.

I don't want you
to free him no matter what.

But why, pa?

I don't want him following
me and scaring away the game.

You're not to untie him until I get back.
You understand?

Yes, pa.

It's not fair.

Laura, ma said
to come take care of carrie.

She's underfoot.

You take care of her.

I'm not gonna leave jack out
here all by his lonesome.


They might hurt ma.

No! I heard pa tell you
not to untie him!

He didn't know
indians were coming.

Pa said not to!
He said not to!



Pa: I'm home.

Did you get a deer?

You don't mind eating
rabbit again.

I don't!

Me neither.

I guess none of
us does.

Pa: Have a good day?

Just fine.

I bet you would like
a smoking pipe now,

pa, wouldn't you?

Right after dinner
will be fine.

You won't be able to.

The indians
took your tobacco.


What indians?

We had some
visitors today.

Now, don't get in a state.

Nothing happened.

Ma just gave 'em
some cornbread

and your tobacco
and they went away.

Laura wanted
to untie jack

when they came, but
I didn't let her.

You wanted to untie jack
after I told you not to?

I don't want you ever, ever
to go against an order

I give you again.
Do you understand?

Do you understand?!

Laura, bring
in some wood.

There was no need to speak
so harshly to laura.

She only wanted jack
to protect carrie and me.

I don't care
what her reason was.

She's gonna
have to learn

that when I give
her an order,

I expect it
to be obeyed.

She's gonna have
to trust my judgment.

She's just a child!

I reckon
I should have told you

why I wanted jack tied up.

You said
you didn't want him

to follow you
and scare away the game.

Nah. That was
only part of it.

I saw a couple of indians

when I was up in the bluffs
the other day

and I was afraid
they might come by here.

Jack's a watch dog.

I thought he might
take off after them

and there might be trouble.

From now on,
whenever I'm away,

we're gonna
have to tie jack up,

even though he hates it.

It's for his own good
and for ours.

Now do you
understand why?

Yes, but you could
have told me, pa.

I'm not a baby anymore.

I guess I'll have
to remember that.

What do you say we go untie
that old dog, huh?

Caroline! I ran
into a cattle drive.

They want me to help keep
the cattle out of the ravines.

Will they pay you?

Better than that. How would
you like some fresh beef?

We haven't had
a piece of beef in ages!

You're gonna
be a cowboy, pa?

I'm gonna do my best,

Be back before dark.
Love ya.

Caroline: Good luck.

It's so dark in here
with the windows covered.

That's better than having
all those mosquitoes inside.

Wish we had glass windows
like in our other house.

I do, too, dear.

But there's no use wishing
for the impossible.

What in the world?

There they are.

They gave you
a cow and a calf?

They're ours?

Pa: Yep.

Oh, look
at the little one.

It's so cute.

Calf was an extra bonus
'cause it was too little

to be taken away
from its mother.

Now we'll have milk
for the children and butter.

Are you all right, charles?

Don't ask, caroline.
Please, just don't ask.

Pa's a cowboy!

I'm afraid not, carrie.

Laura: The weather changed,
and the air got sharp and clear.

Pa said we could expect
a cold winter because

the fox and muskrats and beavers
were growing heavy fur.


The letter to the folks.

Don't forget to post it.

I'd be afraid to come
home if I didn't.

Don't you overdo. You got plenty
of wood cut there to last

till I get back from
independence. Girls.

Make sure you help your
mother with the chores.

Have a good trip.

Be careful.

I will. Don't cry.

Gonna bring you back
some window panes.

They're too expensive.

See ya in about a week.

It's turning
bitter cold.

Girls, go inside.

Laura: Even though we had
our chores to do,

it was lonely without pa.

Ma worried about him being
out in the weather,

though we didn't
know for sure

if pa had even left
independence yet.

♪ There is a happy land ♪

♪ Far, far away ♪

♪ Where saints
in glory stand ♪

♪ Right, bright as day ♪

♪ Oh, to hear
the angels sing ♪

♪ Glory to the lord...

♪ Our king ♪

♪ Oh, to hear
the angels sing ♪

♪ Praise, praise ♪

♪ For I... ♪

I'd feel a lot more welcome
if you'd put that thing down.


Do you think we'll
have enough furs by spring

to trade for plow
and seeds?

Well, if not,
we're gonna be eating

a lot of rabbit and fur...

Just take it easy.

Doesn't sound
like indian talk.

I think it's french.

Got any idea
what he said?

Something to do
with the cabin.

Maybe he wants to
go in and sit down.

Come inside.


We have to be
friends, caroline.

Right here.


I think he's
telling us his name.





Like a good smoke?




I think he's osage.

They picked up french talk.

He looks to me like a chief.

Is that a bear claw?


A moulette.


Thank goodness he's gone.

Why? He was kind of nice.

For an indian.

Well, I wouldn't
be upset about it.

A few months from now,

there won't be an indian
left in the territory.

But why not, pa?

Pa: Government's gonna make 'em
move, half-pint.

Move where?

West, I guess.

I'm glad.

I'm not.

Does soldat du chene
have to go, too,

even though
he's a chief?

Yeah, I'm afraid so.

It's not fair.

They were here first.

If pa gets
a turkey,

can I have
the feathers

to make
an indian hat?

Mary: You're
not an indian.

I'm practically one.

I got
a chief's necklace.

I wish you wouldn't
wear that dirty thing.

It's not dirty.

Pa says
it's a sign

of a great hunter,

and that
it protects him

from evil spirits.

What's jack
barking about?

It's snowing!

I hope it snows all
the way to christmas.

I'm glad pa
invited mr. Edwards

to come christmas.

He will come, won't he?

No doubt.

Just hope we're not
in for a blizzard.

Blizzards don't stop
santa claus.

Not even in kansas.

And a blizzard won't stop mr.
Edwards, either.

We're going to have the
best christmas ever.

Won't be much of a
christmas for the girls...

Or for you.

You've done
the best you can.

It still won't be much.

Guess I better go see
to the stock.

It's bitter out.
Put on something warm.


It's christ's birthday,
not ours.

You want some turkey?

You like it? Hmm?

I'll give you a big
bunch of it, ok?

When can we take down
our stockings, ma?

After dinner.

Half the fun of presents
is looking forward to them.

Mr. Edwards! You came!


Here. Here's
some more hot coffee.

Oh, thank you.
Thank you.

It seems like an awful
lot to go through

just for christmas dinner.

Well, it weren't
just for dinner,

not that it won't
be welcomed, ma'am.

You see, I had this here
errand to do for santa.

Santa claus?
You know him?

Well, you might say
I made his acquaintance

when I was coming
out of the saloon...

When I was coming out of
the hotel in independence.


You went all the way
to independence

in this blizzard?

You got to be mad!

That's been said before.

Well, anyway, there he was.

There he was just a standing
there with his pack mule.


Oh, he uses
a pack mule out here.

It's more practical.

Well, I recognized
him right away.

Recognized him
by his big white beard

and big round belly.

Although he wasn't
jolly enough

to be doing any ho-ho-hoing.

Well, the old gent, you see,

he just brightened
right up when he seen me.

"Hello, edwards!"
He says.

He said, "you remember them
pair of red mittens I gave you

that christmas when you was
just a sprig in tennessee?"

"Oh, kept me warm
many winters!" Says I.

He says, "hear
you're livin' down

on the verdigris river now."

Says, "yeah."

He said, "you don't happen to
know them ingalls girls, do you?"

And you said yes!

Sure did. Right away.

Well, make
a long story short,

you see, old santa
said he's mighty worried

about being able
to cross the creek.

You know, with the
weather being bad

and him not being
so spry anymore.

So he asked me to fetch
the presents to you.

That there's
what's in the bag.

Can we see
the presents now, ma?

Please, ma!

All right. All right now.

Close up your eyes now.
Can't have no peeking.

Come on. Close 'em tight.

You ain't peeking, are you?

Can't stand for no peeking.

There we go.

All right. You ready?

All right.
There you are.

Ha ha!

We each got our
own cups now.

Thank you, mr. Edwards!

Now, looky here.
Look at this here.

Here's one for you,

one for you,

and one for you.

I'm gonna save mine.

Not me!

Oh, ma'am, I, uh...

Thought you might like to
have these with your turkey.

Like to?

I can't recall the last time
we had such a treat!

Thank you.

I thank you for making this

such a fine christmas
for the girls.


Can we look
in our stockings, ma?

We already got
some presents.

Ha! Might as well.

Laura: We each got
a shiny new penny

and a cookie made like
a heart with sprinkles

with white sugar.

And red mittens
like mr. Edwards got

when he was a sprig
in tennessee.

It was the best
christmas ever,

not only because
we got grand presents

but because ma took
kindly to mr. Edwards.

Laura: Spring came
and the snow melted.

The winter was long
and we were happy

to feel the warm sun again.

Pa traded all his furs
in independence

for a plow and seed.

I don't think I ever saw pa so
proud as he was at that new plow.


Oh, my god.

Soak those sacks.

Keep the water coming.

Caroline, take her
down to the river

where she'll be safe.

Stay there.

Ha! Ha!

Ha! Come on. Ha!

Come on.

Come on!

More water!



Be careful!



Pa: Come here, darlin'!

It's rainin'!

Did the gophers and rabbits
get burned out, pa?

No, they went
down the creek

where they'd be safe
from the fire, half-pint.

It's over and we're
lucky to be out of it.

This is good.

Thank you.

I knew it. The indians
started the fire to burn us out.

Pa: We don't know
that for sure.

Come on. Finish your supper.

I want everybody to stay
close to home for a while.


Girl: Yes, pa.

Girl: Yes, pa.

Boom oom boom boom!

Go to sleep, carrie!

Finish your supper.

Pa: Laura, take hold of jack.

Laura, mary,
get in the corner.

That's far enough.

You have nothing to fear.

I speak your tongue and give
you our chief's words.

You can start by telling me
what's going on.

The osage,
who are the people,

came to hunt the buffalo

but the other tribes chose

instead to drive out
the white man.

Twice the sun rose and set

while our chief
made strong talk.

He said the soldiers
would come

and it would be the tribes
who would be massacred.

In the end,
all saw his wisdom.

Would you, uh...

Would you tell your chief
how grateful we are to him.

He says may the moulette
bring her good fortune.

It already has.

To all of us.

Thank you.

It's over.


Ah, thank you.

I'd be content to spend
the rest of my days here.

Even when
other settlers come?

There's plenty of room here
for a man to breathe.

Seems to me you said
that very same thing

when we built our house
in the big woods.

This time I mean it.

Oh, charles.

What is it?

We have to get out.


Yeah, the kansas tribe
petitioned washington.

We have to get out.

I don't understand.

The government
drew a new line

and we're on the wrong side,
so we have to go.

If those blasted politicians
in washington had just said

all of kansas
wasn't opened up,

we never would
have settled here.

Caroline: The plow.

Don't have any choice.

The weight's
too heavy as it is.

We'll have to leave it.

I'm beholden to you.

Never did get a chance
to come over to your place

and give you a hand
the way I should have.

I'd like you to take
the cow and calf.

You can sell 'em
at independence.

Well, ain't no call
to do that.

Won't rest easy
unless you take 'em.

Appears there ain't
no talking you out of it.

All right then.

Hope you find what
you're looking for.

You, too, ingalls.

Bye, ma'am.
Been a pleasure knowing you.

Mr. Edwards...

You have been a true
and devoted friend.

I want to thank you
for all you've done

for the children...

And for us.

Well, wasn't all
that much, ma'am.

Good-bye, button.

It, uh...

Appears like it's time
to say good-bye.

I don't want to.

Well, me neither,
half-pint, but, uh...

I'll never, never
forget you, mr. Edwards.

Well, I hope not 'cause
I'll be rememberin' you.

Laura: There would be rivers
to cross, new hills to climb.

But I didn't mind.

But this is a fair land

and I rejoiced
that I would see it.