and Sully work to treat a typhus epidemic at Black Kettle's camp, which
begins after Mike and Sully unwittingly convince Black Kettle to accept
government blankets infected with the virus. Mike is heartbroken and
guilt-ridden as she battles the tribe's typhus epidemic.
When Matthew comes down with typhus, the town panics and locks the children
in the clinic alone with Horace. Colleen treats Matthew and Horace contrives
to send the kids out to the reservation to be with Mike.
Meanwhile, the town prepares for the Fourth of July, ironically missing
the point entirely that the first Americans, the Indians, are being
systematically wiped out and further, that the newest Americans, the
Immigrants, have just had their camp destroyed by the typhus-fearing