Kennedy is about to be lynched as a horse thief when Stewart, once a border raider from Missouri, saves his life. Stewart is now working as a guide for a group of farmers on their way to Oregon. A grateful Kennedy joins him and they lead the wagon train. They are attacked and repel a band
of Shoshone Indians, then arrive in Portland. Flippen, the farmers' leader, gets Petrie to take care of transportation for the group. The farmers go upriver and settle in for the long winter. When Petrie's promised supplies fail to get to the newly built village, Stewart and Flippen race into
Portland to see what went wrong. In the short while since they've been gone, Portland has...