One of the few western movie heroes with bona fide cowboy credentials, Tim McCoy was also a scholar of American western history and Indian folklore. After the sun set on his feature film career, he briefly rode the TV trail as the star of The Tim McCoy Show.
Chisholm Trail: Tim describes the establishment of the Chisholm Trail, used by Texas cattlemen to drive their herds north to Abilene. He advises us how to deal with the Indian chiefs we'll meet along the way, and the trick to making river crossings on horseback.
Cowboy Equipment: Everything you ever wanted to know about a cowboy's clothing and gear, from hat and boots to spurs and ropes, and "the cowboy's workbench" -- his saddle.
Indian Sign Language: The story of the first appearance in the sky of the sun, the moon and the stars is told in the sign language of the Plains Indians by Chief Yowlachie and translated for us by Tim.
Navajo Jewelry: America's favorite western storyteller pow-wows with his audience about the jewelry made by the Indians of the Southwest.
BONUS: INDIAN AGENT (UNSOLD 1955 TV PILOT): Government special agent Bill Carson tries to avert the massacre that may result from the Indians' abduction of a white boy. Starring Tim McCoy, Elisha Cook Jr., Michael Pate, William Phipps.