The Chumash Indians, enslaved by Spanish soldiers in early day California, rebel against their captors. Their leader Paconio realizes they are trapped in the mission and talks with the Padre to find a solution.
Jim Murphy is about to be sentenced when Texas Ranger Captain Peak offers him a deal in exchange for his freedom. He must help capture bandit Sam Bass dead or alive but fellow gang member Barnes is suspicious of his return.
Sister Blandina comes to the aid of a wounded robbery in the rough frontier town of Trinidad when no one else will. As she works to comfort him she learns he is a friend of the notorious Billy the Kid.
Jack agrees to buy French Frank's oyster boat but only if he spares Scratch's life. French, a violent man, vows vengeance when he loses his girl Mamie to Jack. Jack must outwit and diminish French as a hooligan.
Count Peter is a charming rascal in Old California who expects to marry the beautiful heiress of a wealthy Don. But first he must serve a brief stint in a jail he designed and clear up a misunderstanding that might get him killed.
While her husband Zeb looks for gold, Cynthia lives in isolation in Death Valley. Although he has promised they will eventually leave, Cynthia begins to give up hope and her health fails. Zeb hopes a new dress will help.
Gustaf Olaffson eagerly awaits the arrival of his future bride Britta from Sweden. Heading to Gustaf's sod house, Britta becomes disillusioned about her future. Visiting with Dan and Mary Brown, other Dakota homesteaders, help her overcome her fears.
Aaron brings his new bride Rosie to Death Valley where his place is isolated and rundown. Aaron continues a futile look for gold but as Rosie is about to leave him, he discovers another mineral to make them wealthy.
A wagon train takes the wrong cutoff and end up in Death Valley running short of food and water. Two of the stronger men leave to find supplies but those left behind start to give up hope of their return.
Jesse declares the middle of Main Street is the place to find gold and is seemingly correct after the mine is successful. But his backers in town become increasingly suspicious when their questions go unanswered.
Ten years after the events described in "Out of the Valley of Death", Asa Bennett is persuaded to join an expedition to find the Lost Gunsight Mine, a legendary vein of silver in the heart of Death Valley. Running low on water, the men decide to return to civilization, but when they awaken they discover Charley Alford is too drunk to walk. Leaving the old man to his one devices, Bennett and his other partner arrive safely, but when the old desert rat doesn't turn up two days later, the man who rescued Bennett, Wiillam Lewis Manley, insists that a rescue mission be ...
The story of how the Winchester repeating rifle helped to bring law and order to a new north Idaho town. An epilogue featuring host Robert Taylor and Lester Shadduck, the mayor of Winchester, Idaho, was shot on location in 1967.
Pike has a terrible temper and his fiance Angela breaks off the engagement after too many altercations with the townspeople. He heads off with his partner to trap, vowing to stay calm to win her back but an encounter with Indians changes things.