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The brutality of Mrs. Cardigan's husband excites comment, and one day a miner named Norton intercedes in behalf of the wife. Norton agrees to take Mrs. Cardigan away from her vicious husband; but they are overtaken. In trying to escape with her half-dressed baby, a bullet grazes her temple and she falls unconscious upon the ground. Norton is killed in the skirmish. Indians, hearing the shots, attack the whites and take the baby, leaving Mrs. Cardigan for dead. The wife is found by the soldiers and is taken to the fort, where she recovers, and eventually falls in love and marries the colonel. Twenty years later her baby, now grown, is appointed chief of the Indians, the old chief having died. The redmen, thinking the pin that he wears bearing his name, John, a charm, have named him Running Elk. One day Running Elk calls at the fort to sell furs, and has an altercation with a drunken soldier. In the fight that follows the soldier is killed and Running Elk is sentenced to death. The ...

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