Blue and the son of the local Apache Chief are both after a wild black stallion. The fight over it may spill over into a war with the tribe but the Chief allows Blue to keep the horse. When his son steals the horse, the problem resurfaces.
Pima Indians are attacking and killing Apaches in the area. Blue and Buck find two orphaned Apache boys that trail them back to the High Chaparral and morph into ten Apache kids. One is the grandson of Geronimo putting the ranch in danger.
Sam receives a letter causing him to return home to kill a man who is also a good friend. The men learn from San and his brother Joe that Sam has a wife and daughter. Worried the men decide to follow to support Sam's quest for revenge.
Buck is conned into spending his poker winnings on a saloon closed by the women of Oracle led by the teetotaler school teacher. Buck has to restore the damaged saloon plus fend off the school teacher angry with Buck's new employee.
Buck leads a pack train taking supplies to the ranch. He needs shells but two men bought out the store. The men bought the supplies for the gang of an escaped convict Manolito helped jail. The men convince the gang to steal the pack train.
Duel conflicts. Victoria & Manolito are upset with their father's dishonest methods while a dying friend of Vaquero arrives with $5,000 to buy the village where he and Vaquero were raised but questions arise about the source of the money.
Big John brings in a newspaperman to publish a paper in Tucson. He hopes it will pressure the governor to clean up the criminal element. However, Pogue who leads and protects the criminals wants Ebenezer dead as he has a past with him.
After the stage Victoria is on is attacked by Comancheros, she finds herself in the desert with an injured man who she learns wants to kill her husband. While trying to find the way to Tucson, they are captured by the Comancheros.
The ranch is running low on supplies as Apaches led by a half breed steals them. They capture him and Manolito finds a girl after the last raid. However, the girl is not who they think and releases their captive after telling their plans.
The Tenth Cavalry comes to Tucson to stop crime. They are Buffalo Soldiers who must also contend with racism. With aid from the Cannons they show their pride and great ability as they take on the man controlling the town and his henchmen.
The next day is Thanksgiving so Victoria and the hands have a desire for turkey but the only source is a man squatting on Big John's land. Starting with a turkey shoot in Tucson the men have ups and downs in having a traditional holiday.
Three escaped convicts from Yuma kill a girl with gypsy shepherds. They come upon Big John who they knock out and leave in one of the convicts clothes to blame him for the murder. The herders want $15,000 the convicts hid for his release.
The local priest continues to collect funds each year to eventually pay for the return of a lost religious statue. Still short of funds, Big John offers to make up the difference. However, the well meaning priest has been less than honest.
Blue finds a black Army deserter in the desert needing help who says he was mistreated by a Colonel. Blue tells Manolito and decides to return with supplies. However, the deranged man takes Blue hostage into the Apache Forbidden land.
The Cannon family and hands attend a fiesta celebrating peace. However, when they spot a group of well known outlaws which includes Manolito and Victoria's childhood friend, trouble erupts when they reveal they are scalp hunters.
Miners have gone on strike at a nearby mine. Manolito has been working with their leader and is trying to convince Big John to help as well. When the law proves to be one sided, Manolito's help causes the situation to blow up - literally.
A freight shipper is faking Apache attacks to raise the prices on goods he brings into Tucson. Big John has a plan to bring in competition to reduce the costs but rumors of Apache talks stop his plan until he contacts Cochise personally.
Manolito getting the itch to lead a free and fun life away from the ranch heads to Mexico. He lives the good life until a trio of Salvation Army workers headed to Tombstone and an old friend of his who heads a gang of thieves arrive.
After spotting a blonde white woman with a group of Apaches, Blue cannot resist the urge to free her against the advice of Buck and Manolito. He frees her but is captured and her Apache husband wants her returned in return for Blue.
Victoria returns to her father after a spat with Big John interrupting her father's time with the visiting Countess Maria. Manolito competes for her time while she gives Victoria sage advise on relationships as Big John returns for her.
Buck is sent to town for a mule but returns with a camel and man who sold it to him. However, horses can't stand the camel and the men can't stand the smell of the man. Buck is in trouble when the camel and hand prove to cause problems.
Big John is hoping a reservation for the Apaches led by Sandoval will create a path for peace. However, when the Indian Agent Surtee arrives, he seems to do everything wrong insulting Sandoval. Surtee's has other ideas due to his past.
Man named Kilroy wanders into the ranch looking for a horse and soon has everyone liking him due to his many talents. Buck knows his past but all seems well until a man and his two sons ride into Tucson looking for Kilroy.
An old friend and her daughter show up at the ranch looking for Buck. She wants him to locate her husband who left her. Buck loves her so it is a hard job to accept and he runs into a reluctant husband along with thieves who want her ring.
Manolito and the Cannons go to Montoya's ranch where he is dying from a bullet wound. He uses the occasion to trick Manolito and Big John into ranch ownership concessions after a miracle cure but the charade backfires on him.
When bandit and his son are separated, Victoria finds the boy walking in the desert. Against Big John's wishes she tries to take in the boy. When she learns the school has no teacher, she fills in to help the boy and other kids.