One of Rowdy's drovers is killed and another wounded trying to stop a lynching. Looking for justice for his men, Rowdy runs into a town run by a power hungry sheriff and deputy, who are protecting the father and son who did the shooting.
Rowdy's going to Wichita to seek justice after two of his drovers are shot, trying to stop a lynching of two Hispanics in former slavery stronghold, Clay County, Missouri, 5 years after the end of the U.S. Civil War. The Kane father/son hanging party killed the accused to revenge the beating death of the abler of the Kane brothers, serving time in the local jail with the lynched men. The surviving brother tried to stop both the lynching and the shooting, but father Morgan refused the disabled Jethroe's pleas. New trail boss Rowdy takes the surviving trail-hand, along with his new Black steer-puncher Simon, to the local sheriff, but he's in cahoots with the Kanes. Written by