This is the story of a land, of the people who lived on it in the year 1870, and of a man whose name was Cochise. He was an Indian — leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. I was involved in the story and what I have to tell happened exactly as you’ll see it — the only change will be that when the Apaches speak, they will speak in our language. What took place is part of the history of Arizona and it began for me here where you see me riding.
My gosh! It’s a Western with a liberal cry for peace, racial harmony and tolerance. — Dennis Schwartz*
Broken Arrow has the reputation of being the first western with an honest representation of the Native American point of view and it manages to be what was called in 1950 a message picture and an entertainment at the same time. — Michael Adams*