I've seen this film numerous times. The first time at the theater. When the Indians attack the Howard ranch, one indian is on top of Dorothy. She is staring into his eyes. I thought that he had slipped a knife blade into her side killing her. But later in the film there is talk of what they did to her. They make it sound as if she were initially taken alive and killed later that evening. What did you see.
Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain (Isaac Asimov)