Quinn Wallace was gambling with his old friend, a mountain man named Hawk. Hawk was heading to Yellowstone country with a treasure map. Quinn didn't have anything better to do so they headed east from Santa Barbara. Just as they were going by, a Mexican woman and her Indian maid were being beaten by some Mexican men. The women were getting in some licks but they were clearly no match for the men. Quinn and Hawk beat up the men, took the women, and rode away. Then they later meet up with Tewa, an escaped Indian slave woman. The five decide to head to Yellowstone to look for the gold. But Hawk has an ulterior motive. He seeks revenge against the Blackfeet Indians, who stole his daughter, born from his Sheepeater Indian wife. He intends to live with the Sheepeaters and train them to use rifles. Then he will take them to Blackfeet country and kill as many of them as it takes to get his daughter back. The rest of the story discusses his quest for his daughter, and the subsequent relationships formed afterward and the hardships they face living in the high Rocky Mountains. All the while, the Mexican men from California are after them for revenge.
This report prepared by BethG