Custer arrives at his new command, the 7th cavalry, to find the men dispirited and under-prepared. He clashes with his commanders over both his status and his unit, then begins the process of turning the troop into an effective fighting force.
After a series of skirmishes with Indians, Custer returns to Fort Hays to answer claims of poor leadership and cowardice, from one of the dead soldier's father. Custer looks for a way to redeem himself and prove to the soldier's father not all was at it seems.
Custer and the 7th Cavalry are tasked with helping a cattle drive reach a fort west of Fort Hays. Both groups of men distrust the other but in the face of potential Indian attack they must learn somehow to work together.
Custer and California are out hunting with a party when Custer is presumed killed in an avalanche. As he makes his way home, he must contend with Black Foot and Sioux war parties, and possibly have to find an ally in Crazy Horse.
Custer's team is ambushed by a small group of Indians. Custer is furious the Indians knew the nature of his mission, and decides he needs to get to the bottom of how the Indians found out and who is the traitor in his unit.
Custer, having been ambushed by Indians finds himself in a desperate stand off with a strange mix of people at an old trading post. Custer is not sure if the Indians or the people at the post will be the ones to kill him.