|Rite of Passage|
|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||10 Apr 1993|
|Written by||Sara Davidson|
|Directed by||Chuck Bowman|
Rite of Passage is the twelfth episode of Season 1 of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Matthew sets out to prove to everybody, including himself, that he's a man and no longer a little boy after he and Dr. Mike disagree about whether he's ready to marry Ingrid. Matthew undertakes the Cheyenne ritual of a vision quest while Dr. Mike worries about him being alone in the wilderness for the 4 days and nights of the vision quest without food and water.
- Dr. Mike catches Matthew and Ingrid in the barn kissing in the hay. Sully "talks" to Matthew about the birds and the bees.
- Matthew is 16, Abagail was 18 when she married Sully.
- Matthew must bring Cloud Dancing the egg of a red tail hawk, in perfect condition before heading out for his vision quest.
- Ingrid - asthma