|Season 1, Episode 10|
|Air date||27 Feb 1993|
|Written by||Elaine Newman|
|Directed by||James Keach|
A Cowboy's Lullaby
Running Ghost is the tenth episode of Season 1 of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
The railroad hires a group of skinners, lead by Tate Rankin, to kill buffalo before the railroad comes through. Sully goes to confront the skinners, only to be beaten & left to die. During recovery, it's discovered that he's paralyzed with & Dr. Mike doesn't know if it's a temporary or a permanent case of paralysis. Meanwhile, Thaddeus Birch, a slick con, is going through town convincing the local businessmen to sell in order to make room for the railroad & big profits.
- Tate Rankin was hired by the railroad to kill buffalo.
- Rankin & his men beat up Sully & leave him for dead.
- First mention of the railroad.
- Cloud Dancing finds Sully & brings him to Dr. Mike
- The Cheyenne call on the white buffalo to protect Sully after he goes back to deal w/ Rankin.