Bewitched: Season 2, Episode 9
...And Then I Wrote (11 Nov. 1965)
Comment: As usual for "Native" appearances in the late 1950s and the 1960s, this episode is a mixed bag.
On the negative side, the Indian is dressed as a stereotypical "brave." Unlike the soldier and his lady, he doesn't have a name. And he's played by an actor named Tom Nardini--probably a non-Native of Italian descent.
On the positive side, the Indian--unlike the soldier and his lady--talks like a modern man. In fact, he talks like a youth from a "beach blanket" movie, with phrases like "cool cat" and "daddy-o."
I think he's the one who suggests an ending for Samantha's story. Alas, it involves the soldier dying tragically and the lady mourning his loss.
And it's odd for an Indian to be associated with the Civil War. Very odd.
Civil War Indian
Indians were involved in the war--especially in the West, after their removal from the South. Some info on the subject:
Native Americans in the American Civil War
But simply saying the Civil War has a Native connection is unusual. That's more history than you'll get from most TV appearances of "Indians."
Below: Jackson McCurtain, Lieutenant Colonel of the First Choctaw Battalion in Oklahoma, CSA.
A Civil War Indian dressed like a stereotypical "brave" from another time and place.
For more on the subject, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.