Major Wells, commandant at Fort Johnston, sends his son, Tom, a private in his command, to Colonel Grey, in command of the troops stationed in the territory, requesting leave of absence. Believing this will be granted, Major Wells departs from the post. Wanoka, an Indian maid, refuses to marry Chief Grey Eagle and is driven from the tribe. Her lover, Strong Heart, is helpless to aid her. Shortly afterward, Wanoka falls from a cliff and is injured. Tom comes upon Wanoka. He helps her to the cabin of a settler. Tom reaches Colonel Grey's post and presents his father's request. Because of the ugly attitude of Grey Eagle and his tribe, Colonel Grey declines to grant Major Wells a leave of absence. On his way back, Tom discovers that the Indians have gone on the warpath. He warns the settlers. Wanoka aids the people who have befriended her, in their dash for Fort Johnston. The whites arrive at the post in the nick of time. In the confusion, the troopers neglect to close the gates of the ...
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