While wagon master of a train, Cheyenne trades for a Comanche prisoner of the Apaches because he notices the boy is white. Cheyenne hopes to convince him to stay with them rather than return to the Comanche but prejudice may stop him.
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Cheyenne is hired as wagon master to lead a number of families and traders through rough Apache and Comanche Indian territory, Along the way the train encounters a group of Apaches wanting to trade. Trader Eli Henderson who organized the train offers to trade knives and tobacco for furs while his associate Pinto secretly mentions they have powder and guns to trade later. Cheyenne trades a horse for a Comanche captive who he spots as being white. He tries to convince the boy of his good heritage in spite of some of the train members and keeping everyone in his charge safe against ambush from Apaches. After a day or two with the train, the boy Alan Horn tells Cheyenne he overheard the Apache say they were waiting to ambush the train at Kill Devil Pass. When Cheyenne tells Henderson they will take a different route, Henderson disagrees as that is where he is to trade the rifles for sale hidden amongst the wagons. Henderson decides to frame Horn to reroute the wagon train. Written by