Rachel Barrett's act of kindness toward an injured Indian leads to her family's capture by his fellow tribesmen. Despite their lives being endangered, Rachel continues to be compassionate which impresses the chief.
John Parker has been raised by the Comanches since he was a boy and wants to remain with his Indian family. Stranded in the desert after being injured, a young Mexican woman rescues him and he starts to wonder about his choice.
Brit and Hannah Bailey fend off Indians and outlaws in 1820's Texas to hold onto their farm. But when Stephen F. Austin arrives to claim the land as part of a government grant, Brit vows to fight whatever the cost.
Nellie runs a restaurant and lends a helping hand to those in need. But gold fever takes hold when she learns that nuggets just lay on the ground in a remote area of Mexico. More importantly she finds out why the locals ignore the easy wealth.
Cora and Ella visit a remote Utah fort, not knowing it is under the threat of an Indian attack. When the tribe's leader Black Wing becomes desperately ill, the women compassionately try to nurse him back to health, perhaps endangering everyone's lives.
George Parker is unwilling to follow the rules of either his father or his church in 1880's Utah. His friend Michael encourages his rebellious ways and suggests he even change his name. George decides to start his new life as Butch Cassidy.
The town of Helena, Texas hears the news the railroad is coming but the law abiding citizens live in fear of the corrupt sheriff Ackerson. When the son of local rancher Colonel Butler is killed, the father vows to get revenge on the sheriff and his henchmen.
Lucia Darling arrives in territorial Montana to start a school. After being robbed of her books she is determined to continue despite being accused of being naive. She quickly learns the ways of the West to achieve her goals.
Florrie is tired of empty promises and bad behavior that she sees as a saloon girl. When a Death Valley ranch foreman Jimmy treats her well and offers to marry her, she accepts. But after learning he misrepresented his situation, she debates whether to stay with him.
Lumberjack Will is attracted to Trudy, the daughter of his boss Mr. Bell. But Trudy thinks highly of herself and after Will spanks her at a box social he expects to lose his job plus his best friend's Danny whose advice he took.
Amy Caldwell serves as the "doctor" in the remote mountain community over the objections of her husband John. He is also concerned about the threats of an Indian warrior who wants to take over from the old chief.
After a trip to town, two down and out miners find gold nuggets mixed with beans they bought. Convinced that finding origin of the beans will make them wealthy, they head across the Arizona desert encountering difficulties along the way.