Thirty years earlier Rocky Mountain Dan Brady killed the Sioux Chief Red Cloud. He has taken Red Cloud's son, John Grey Cloud, under his wing and the two have become quite wealthy doing Wild West shows recreating the incident. Brady has promised to take the Americanized John Grey Cloud back home so he has wired Chris Hale that he will be his chief scout on his new wagon train as it is the only going near his destination. Hale has won an Army freighting contract and is using the money to expand by buying supplies and twenty-five new wagons to lease to settlers who don't have the proper equipment. He ignores the wire thinking it is a prank as he already has Flint McCullough back who he trusts. When he rejects Brady's offer who is highly regarded as he is famous in the East, John Grey Cloud suggests Brady use his influence with the Army to break Hale's contract to force him to hire Brady which he reluctantly does. Hearing Hale has hired Brady, Flint decides to quit as Hale along with ...