Maud Frazer and her husband Isaac who is wagon master is leading a small wagon train west. Maud has convinced Isaac to lead the train through dangerous Indian territory where the Shoshone and Sioux led by Red Cloud are on the war path. She wants to go to South Pass where gold has been found. The other members of the train are unaware of their plans to stop there. Chris Hale aware of the Frazer wagon train sends Flint to warn them but at the urging of Maud Isaac ignores the warning. Later, as they go through a narrow pass the Indians attack. They circle the wagons but all the men including Isaac are killed before the Indians break off the attack. Maud decides to continue leading the women to South Pass and the gold until Flint and Chris return. The women override her but she still plots to leave the Hale train with Flint helping her but he won't cooperate. Written by
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I better ride out there in the morning and have a talk. Try to reason with her.
Chris you can't reason with women, you have to appeal to their emotions.
You're both wrong. Women are just like mules. You gotta be more stubborn then they are.