Brown Bear is dead. Desert Star has vanished. When the tribe seeks revenge and captures a white settler's daughter, Maria, Morning Breeze decides to use her to track down the man responsible for their fate—little knowing that his adversary is himself pursuing Maria ... The trail leads Breeze to Finsbury, the official in charge of "Indian Affairs," who believes that ends justify means. The white man's ends, that is. Can Breeze salvage anything of his people's honor in the face of advancing "civilization"? And will he ever be reunited with his beloved Desert Star?