We are back in the legendary days of the West; no law beyond the Missouri. Stephen Latch, a young Southerner, broken in the Civil War, turns brigand and unites forces with a savage chief of the Kiowas. A great pioneer train of 160 wagons utterly disappears. Every soul is wiped out, except for the young daughter of the train leader. Twenty years later, Latch's Field is a prosperous growing community, but the struggle for Latch is just beginning.