A school teacher claims to have killed a bank robber. The townspeople want to celebrate their new hero. It all starts to unravel as his past catches up with him and the people he's lived with want nothing else to do with him.
Cheyenne is called to Washington D.C. to take on a special task for the Army. He is to take the place of married actor/singer/dancer Jim Thornton Merritt who is working with two others to raise money to resurrect the Confederacy.
Cheyenne working for the less than scrupulous Ben Creed as foreman crosses paths with stock owner Thora Flagg who needs help moving her herd to town. She engages Creed in a poker game to win the price to cross his land and Cheyenne.
After Cheyenne takes a cattle herd to Mexico, he is captured by the French. After escaping, he aids a young runaway princess who doesn't like her much older intended husband. He takes her to a rebel camp where they learn her real identity.
A fortune in diamonds awaits anyone who gets to it first. Murder and arson are just some of the ways of keeping some from succeeding. A stranger follows Cheyenne and the treasure hunting party but is he all they have to worry about?
Cheyenne brings a bank robber into town to his old friend Sam. A popular rancher's son is "accidentally" killed by Sam when a drunken mob tries to hang him. It's up to Cheyenne to bring to justice the guilty party and free his friend.
Cheyenne rides into a town looking for a job. He runs into a hired killer he knows who tries to kill him but is shot by the local sheriff. Once he learns who the man was, the sheriff hires Cheyenne to work undercover to find who hired him.
Cheyenne works as Top Hand for Sloane who was just bought out by Gentry. The new owner expected him to stay on but Cheyenne decides to get out of this range war and move on even after he's approached by the remaining two owners. On his way out of town he's jumped by three of Lambert's men and "taught a lesson." When Marie Conover and her brother find him he decides to stay and work for her to show that he learned a lesson; just not the one they wanted. Things really heat up when the ranchers and farmers band together after Gentry decides to illegally close the dam and...
Cheyenne and Mal run across a man hiding in the rocks. He claims he is just prospecting for gold but Cheyenne suspects he's really Rafe Larkin, the comanchero they've been looking for. Mal is wounded in an ambush so Cheyenne takes him into the nearest town. The sheriff and townspeople prove less than friendly when they find out who he brought to town. Now he just has to keep Rafe locked up long enough for a trial, fend off a lynch mob and get some sleep -- all without any help from the locals until a young man offers his.
Helping a friend keep her saloon from a crooked gambling combine, Cheyenne runs it while she gets to know her daughter who for ten years has been at school back East and knows nothing of how her mother earned the money that kept her there.
Jed's father is killed at Verdi River. Alone and bitter he tags along with Cheyenne to Fort Sumner to enlist. He finds a colonel who hates Indians. When his horse comes up lame he's had enough and deserts taking his horse, leaving his troubles and his friend Cheyenne behind to deal with an Indian uprising.
Cheyenne rides into town on a cold and stormy night looking for shelter and a hot meal. He comes upon a grave being dug and the man who shot its soon-to-be tenant. He finds out the man, Matt Reardon, has regrets and a 12-year old debt he needs to pay before anyone finds out he's no longer the same gunslinger he used to be.
Cheyenne is hired as wagon master to lead a number of families and traders through some rough Indian territory, Along the way he frees a comanche brave who turns out to be white. He spends the rest of the journey convincing the boy of his good heritage and keeping everyone in his charge safe against ambush from Apaches whose only desire are the rifles for sale hidden amongst the wagons.
Doc Johnson's gang is outside town planning their next bank job. Cheyenne walks up on them after losing his horse to a mountain lion. As they are not sure what he heard, they force him to come along. What they all soon realize is that thanks to the Kiowa Kid, they are riding into an ambush that nets everyone except the Doc and Cheyenne who must now try to undo the Kid's betrayal.
Cheyenne rides into the town of China Hat to follow up on a job he heard about. He runs into Del Swain who he arrested in Texas and is now running cattle. He almost has to fight his way out of town because of this encounter. Outside town he is ambushed by Swain but shoots in self defense, killing him. Witnessed by the local Sheriff, Cheyenne rides on and joins a cattle drive on the trail. The owner was just buried by his wife. The man who killed him: Cheyenne Bodie!
Kenny is out riding when he spots a wild rabbit. He chases it into an abandoned mine and there's a cave in. The sheriff's posse looks for him and instead finds a Sioux Indian, Char, leading his horse. Their prejudices and his answers don't add up so he is arrested. In town he is spotted by his friend Cheyenne who goes to the jail to vouch for his friend. The sheriff doesn't buy his story and locks Char up. Meanwhile the boy's hysterical mother has to be calmed as well as the restless townspeople. Elsewhere, the local saloon owner Peg shows an interest in Kenny's ...
Cheyenne is deputized to look for Beloin who has been on the trail of someone for over a month. He comes upon two men, chained together, one wounded and one dead. He takes the wounded man who says he is a marshal to the nearest town where they find a doctor and the outlaw gang run by the feared Lobos. Lobos is on the trail of those who shot two of his men. He executed two townspeople but still wants the guilty party. Lobos soon finds that the wounded man brought to town knows more about this. A showdown is forced as the Federalis approach the town and Cheyenne has to ...
Shorty gets a letter that cuts into his plans to deliver some freight to Marysville with Cheyenne. On the Monday he left, he said he'll be back "Wednesday night or Thursday morning at the latest." On Friday, Cheyenne goes looking for him, turning their business over to a local outfit. He finds him in Sacramento in jail for fighting and disturbing the peace. When Shorty is shot through his jail cell window, Cheyenne sets out to find his friend's killer and the rest of the secret he started to tell him but didn't get a chance to finish.
Cheyenne rides into town looking for his friend Jim's ranch. He finds out where the ranch is but that he is not there. He's in jail and is going to be hanged soon. When he visits Jim, his friend is less than forthcoming as to why he is in jail. As Cheyenne investigates the circumstances surrounding his arrest he finds a judge who is forced to rule on the evidence presented, rumors of illegal opium and the same cattle running back and forth over the border in a more private fjord on Jim's land.
Cheyenne is ambushed while tracking a bank robber called the Black Jack. His name comes from the black clothes he wears and that he wears a kerchief as a face mask with the name 'Jack' embroidered on it. Cheyenne's unconscious body is discovered by Lilac, one of two sisters who live nearby with her sister's husband nearby.