The drovers rescue soldiers under Indian attack. Chief Broken Bow surrounds the herd. Favor finds Sgt. Duclos was involved with the death of the Chief's son and wife. The Chief takes a settler's wife and son hostage forcing the Sgt's hand.
Hearing gunfire, Rowdy and a couple drovers rescue three soldiers under attack by Comanches. They are all that is left of a patrol instituting a treaty violation which seizes land for white settlers. Gil's Confederate vets resent sheltering the three Indian fighters, because their Sergeant is a Galvanized Yankee, who went West into the Union Army, to get out of a POW camp. Brutal Sgt. Duclos, who fought for brilliant Southern Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and was a West Point graduate, also recently killed the son of the chief Gil negotiated with for passage through Comanche land. The Chief's wife was also accidentally killed by horses in the same battle. Rowdy regrets saving the three survivors, because now Chief Broken Bow may attack the cattle drive to capture Sgt. Duclos. To prove his point Broken Bow has a drover killed and dressed in a Sgt.'s uniform followed by burning out a friendly settler. The husband is returned to the drovers while his wife and son are kept prisoners until ...Written by