1843-47: A raft ride down the North Platte, skirmishes with Indians in the Oregon Territory and clashes between American settlers and the Mexican army in California highlight Part 2, in which Fremont (Richard Chamberlain) figures in President Polk's expansionist policies. Jessie: Alice Krige. Kit Carson: Rip Torn. General Castro: Rene Enriquez. John Sutter: Jerry Orbach. George Bancroft: John Harkins.