The Moccasins of Geronimo
Moccasins of Geronimo
The moccasins hanging on a small hook attached to a wooden plank.

Production Number

1-15 (15)


October 16, 1993[1]


Blue Barracudas


Mitchell & Emily

Artifact Location

The Pirate's Cove

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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The Moccasins of Geronimo is the 15th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 13th episode completed and the ninth aired.

Moat Crossing

Each team had to swim on a raft to the other side and then his partner pulls the raft back and swims on the raft to the other side.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Green Monkeys 0:24
2nd Blue Barracudas 0:25
3rd Silver Snakes 0:25
4th Purple Parrots 0:25

Steps of Knowledge

Throughout the West, one name struck fear into the hearts of soldiers and settlers. It was Geronimo, the fierce Apache warrior. The Mexican government in what's now New Mexico and Arizona tried again and again to wipe out the Apaches. When the Americans took over, at first the Apaches thought things would be better… but the American soldiers were just as bad as the Mexicans. Under white flags of truce, the soldiers lured the Apaches into the camps and then imprisoned them. Geronimo was so angry he decided to fight back. His Apache warriors were greatly outnumbered, but Geronimo fought wisely. According to legend, when the army would sneak up and try to capture him, all they'd find in his camp was a pair of moccasins.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Geronimo…?
  • A Navajo
  • An Iroquois
  • An Apache
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Were the Apaches found in…?
  • Arizona
  • Massachusetts
  • New Mexico
Silver Snakes (Wrong Answer)
Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)
Geronimo was not a chief, but a shaman. Another word for shaman is…?
  • Totem
  • Medicine Man
  • Squaw
Purple Parrots (Doctor - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 1 step left)
Besides the U.S. Army, which of these other armies did Geronimo fight?
  • The Foreign Legion
  • The Wehrmacht
  • The Mexican Army
Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these people traditionally yelled "Geronimo"?
  • Pearl Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Sky Divers
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these dwellings would the Apaches have lived in?
  • Tepees
  • Wigwams
  • Longhouses
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)
Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)
Is the huge gorge that cuts through Arizona…?
  • Valles Marineris
  • The Grand Canyon
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
Which of these rivers formed the Grand Canyon?
  • The Mississippi River
  • The Amazon
  • The Colorado River
Purple Parrots (Wrong Answer)
Silver Snakes (Wrong Answer)
Which of these is a collection of the remains of 225 million year old trees found in Arizona?
  • The Fossilized Jungle
  • The Petrified Forest
  • The Ossified Orange Grove
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these countries borders Arizona to the South?
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Blue Barracudas are 12-year-old Mitchell, who likes to ride a unicycle and often races with a friend, and 12-year-old Emily, who rides horses and has a black quarter horse named Jack. The Silver Snakes are William, who creates animation flip books (his favorite one he made being "Window Smasher"), and 11-year-old Erin, who collects spoons (her favorite being from Niagara Falls).

Bull's-eye (Bungee Soap Ramp)

Moccasins of Geronimo Temple Game 1

In this first game, Mitchell and William on each team had to make their way up a slippery ramp on their knees with a Native American arrow stuck to their velcro covered helmet, then take the arrow and throw it through the ring at the top. Both players cheated a little here and there by trying to walk on their feet rather than pulling themselves up on their knees, but neither player was sent back and was done just as much by both players. What really cost William was that he slipped and fell before he could drop the first arrow through the ring; with time ticking down, he tried to throw from a distance in a last-ditch effort, only to miss the target completely. At the end of sixty seconds, William only got one arrow through the ring, as opposed to the three accomplished by Mitchell, who won the first half pendant of the day for his team.

Braves' Headdresses (Bungee Soap Mat)

Moccasins of Geronimo Temple Game 2

This second game pitted the girls against each other to crawl out to two of the corners of the field and place a feather on each of the three mannequin heads at each of their designated corners, so as to create Native American headdresses. Neither Erin nor Emily was all that fast, so the game ran for the full sixty seconds. However, Emily only managed to place feathers on four mannequins in sixty seconds, whereas Erin placed five, earning the half pendant needed to tie the score.

Building a Tepee (Pulley Pillar)

Moccasins of Geronimo Temple Game 3

This third Temple Game required teams to create a tepee by alternating and sticking several ribbons of cloth to the top of a pole— the result obviously would not be a full structure, but it's possible that it was the best they could do. The Silver Snakes had a lot of trouble getting their pieces of fabric to stick, and even knocked one down; at the end of sixty seconds, they had gotten two pieces of fabric into place as opposed to the Blue Barracudas' five, which was enough to earn them the full pendant and a decisive victory over the Silver Snakes.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Won Lost Won 1½ Pendants
Silver Snakes Lost Won Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

Mitchell started in the Cave of Sighs, from which he headed into the Wall Climb. He then went up into the Observatory, where he met the first Temple Guard.
Mitchell Meets a Temple Guard

Mitchell met a Temple Guard.

From there, he went on into the Treasure Room and promptly went down through the treasure chest into the Swamp.
Mitchell Enters the Swamp via the Treasure Chest

Mitchell enters the Swamp via the Treasure Chest.

Finally, he headed right across the bottom floor and climbed up from the Dungeon, evading the second Temple Guard stationed there, grabbing the moccasins with a whopping 1:44 on the clock and took off.
Mitchell Grabs the Moccasins

Mitchell grabs the moccasins.

However, in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, Mitchell started to put the monkey together before Kirk reminded him that all the doors had opened!
Mitchell Makes It out

Mitchell made it out with the moccasins with 1:06 remaining!

Afterwards, he headed across the top floor to the Wall Climb, then made it back through the Cave of Sighs and finally returned through the Temple Gate with the moccasins with well over a minute on the clock.
Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (Solo - 1:06 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Observatory

The Dungeon

The Room of the Three Gargoyles

Half Pendant Location See Possible Locations

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  • The original prize plugs for this episode are as follows:
    • Hershey's Syrup and Chocolate Milk Mix (Moat Crossing)
    • Fashion Bug (Steps of Knowledge)
    • Sports Works from Software Marketing Corporation (Temple Games)
  • This episode marks the first time that a contestant uses the door between the Treasury and the Marshy Room before it was removed in Season 3 and the only time in Season 1 that this occurs.
    • Mitchell was the only contestant to use the treasure chest in the Treasure Room to enter the Swamp.
  • This is the only episode where a team of Blue Barracudas participated in the Temple Run with 1½ Pendants and was able to grab the artifact before time expired.
  • This episode is the first episode where a male player performs a Solo Run.
  • This is the first of four episodes where a contestant is able to bring the artifact out with over one minute remaining. This is would followed by The Mask of Shaka Zulu, The Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland, and The Ruby Earring of Benzibab.
    • With 1:06 remaining when Mitchell crossed the Temple Gates, This is the fastest win by a team of Blue Barracudas in the whole series.
  • The Red Jaguars and Orange Iguanas later appeared in The Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart, with the latter as the Blue Barracudas and the former as wearing the same color.


  1. Lundberg, D.C. (Unknown Date). D.C. Lundberg's Game Show Trading Post I-L. D.C. Lundberg.