|Winnetou and Tashunko have set up camp outside of town. Lieutenant Merrill, counsel for the defence in the court-martial, ask Winnetou to stand witness. Old Bear waves his right to a counsel, especially because the lawyer in person is white. He prefers to die in dignity. The mob outside the courthouse is screaming for the death penalty.
Sam Cook's friends are reporting the events on the witness stand, but their statements contradict. Chairman Turner is shocked by the events, but he tries to stay neutral as much as possible. Winnetou's hearing unmasks the false witnesses.
The kidnapped child, who's father is most likely Sam Cook, turns out to be more indian than white and Cook was the the one behind the kidnapping. If Winnetou should admit that he witnessed this, he could be seen as an ally to the Arapahos. Charbonneau's photograph proves that Winnetou has spoken the truth.