Signal smokes, war drums, feathered bonnets against the western sky. New messiahs, young leaders are ready to hurl the finest light cavalry in the world against Fort Stark. In the Kiowa village, the beat of drums echoes in the pulsebeat of the young braves. Fighters under a common banner, old quarrels forgotten, Comanche rides with Arapaho, Apache with Cheyenne. All chant of war. War to drive the white man forever from the red man's hunting ground.
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, Laurence Stallings, and John Ford. Narrator, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, commentary on the young Indian fighters' united effort to defeat the cavalry (1949).
Based on the story "War Party" by James Warner Bellah.