The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen
Secret Map of the Bandit Queen

Production Number

3-07 (87)


September 21, 1995

Winning Team

Silver Snakes


Miriam Medina & Zac Turney

Artifact Location

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Secret Map of the Bandit Queen is the 87th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

One person on each team must push their partner, who is on top of an "ancient raft" to the other side. If the player on the raft fell off or touched their partner, they must start over.

Moat Results
Place Team Time
1st Blue Barracudas 0:17
2nd Orange Iguanas 0:19
3rd Red Jaguars 0:37
4th Silver Snakes 0:48

Steps of Knowledge

One of the roughest and toughest outlaws of the Old West was a woman by the name of Belle Starr. Sometimes known as the Bandit Queen, Belle was born in Missouri, but soon moved West. In 1880, she married a Cherokee named Sam Starr and their cabin became an infamous hideout for outlaws, including Jesse James. Legend has it that Jesse had buried his stolen gold somewhere near Belle's cabin.

"It's hidden so good I couldn't find it without my trusty map, and I hid my map so good that I couldn't find it without my, w- w- without my, uh - B- Belle, if you could help me find that map, half the gold shipment is yours."

"Jesse, you'd lose your head if it wasn't glued on."

"But, Belle, uh, it's not glued on."

Just then, a trio of desperadoes were heard galloping towards the hideout.

"Those are my old enemies and they're after the gold, Belle. I'll throw them off the track. Remember, find that map!"

Jesse rode off with the three outlaws hot on his trail. Belle found the map, but vowed never to dig up the gold until Jesse returned. He never did and the bandit queen kept the map hidden safely away until it finally found its way to the temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was the real name of the Bandit Queen…?
  • Jesse James
  • Bela Lugosi
  • Belle Starr
Silver Snakes (2 steps left)
Was Belle Starr born in…?
  • Ohio
  • Missouri
Red Jaguars (2 steps left)
Was Belle's husband named…?
  • Sam
  • Clive
Silver Snakes (1 step left)
Was Sam Starr…?
  • An Apache
  • A Cherokee
  • An Accountant
Orange Iguanas (2 steps left)
Where did Sam and Belle Starr live?
  • In a Wigwam
  • In a Hotel
  • In a Cabin
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer - Not one of the three choices)
Red Jaguars (1 step left)
Was Belle's most famous outlaw friend…?
  • John Dillinger
  • Jesse James
Silver Snakes (Advanced to Temple Games)
What did Jesse James lose at Belle Starr's cabin?
  • The Map
Red Jaguars (Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are Jackie, a good math student and a volleyball player, and Russell, a general sports nut who especially enjoyed football. The Silver Snakes are Miriam, a basketball player who aspires to be a model, and Zachary, a soccer player and aspiring pediatrician.

Mine Shafts (Tunnel Maze)

Belle Starr's Cabin was a hideout for many outlaws who kept their loot in an old mine nearby. Before Russell and Zachary stood an old mine with many shafts filled with rubble. Both players found a large bag of jewels which were too heavy to carry out. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to hook his rope onto the bag and quickly make his way out of the mine, leaving a rope trail. Once either player exited, he had to pull on the rope until he maneuvered the bag out of the mine. The player to retrieve their loot or the player furthest along in 60 seconds won. Zachary got his loot bag out of the maze with 17 seconds remaining, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Jesse James's Horse (Bucking Horses)

The last time Belle saw Jesse, he lit out as fast as he could on his speedy horse. Before Jackie and Miriam stood a much wilder bronco which they were about to ride. When Kirk gave the signal, the bronco would start bucking. If either player fell off, her opponent would score a point. The player with the most points in 60 seconds won. Miriam beat Jackie 5-1, awarding Miriam a half pendant of life.

Jesse James's Treasure Map (Big "E" Wall)

Belle Starr kept Jesse James's treasure map hidden. Before each team stood a large cutout of that map with a hole where the treasure is buried. When Kirk gave the signal, each team had to climb along the wall and maneuver themselves along the trail until they reach the hole so one player can pass through. The first team to reach Jesse James's gold or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars made it to the hole with 22 seconds remaining, awarding them a full pendant of life, leading to a tie.


Olmec: "In return for finding his map, did Jesse offer Belle half his gold…?" Zachary rang in and correctly answered "half of the reward--or half of the treasure--the gold", sending him and Miriam to Olmec's Temple in search of the secret map. They then hug.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Won 1 Pendant Lost
Silver Snakes Won Won Lost 1 Pendant Won

Temple Run

Miriam started off at a good speed through the rooms, but got caught in the Tomb of the Headless Kings. Inside the Jester's Court, she wasted some time by receding back into the Tomb of the Headless Kings after her already-too-long struggle completing the objective. She was taken out in the Dark Forest with little more than a minute remaining, when Zac literally raced into the temple.
Zac Grabs the Secret Map
He flew through the temple to the point of his partner's departure, and then busted through the Stone Wall into the Quicksand Bog, climbed the Pharaoh's Secret Passage, said the password, grabbed the map, and raced back to the gate with nine seconds to spare. They earned themselves a trip to Santa Monica.
Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (0:09 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Tomb of the Headless Kings (blue mask)

The Dark Forest (black mask)

The Chamber of the Sacred Markers (gold mask)

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  • In most of the Season 3 "Olmec's advice" scenes, you can see the map in the Shrine.
  • Out of all contestants who was able to bring an artifact out of the temple before time expired, Zach entered Olmec's Temple amount with the least amount of time left. Zach entered the Crypt with 1:12 remaining.
  • This was the first episode of Season 3 where a member of the Silver Snakes was able to bring the artifact out of the temple before time expired.
    • This also makes the Silver Snakes the second team to have a Grand Prize win in all three seasons, following the Green Monkeys.
    • This first episode since The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe the Ox that the Silver Snakes was able to win the Grand Prize.
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