Set in Oregon, where the frontiersmen live by the insane code that a woman is the property of the first man who stakes a claim on her. This leads the way for Calhoun to clear his name from accusations of trying to move in on De Carlo, property of local frontier baron Rudley. Calhoun is
also out to get vengeance for his younger brother's murder. Lots of well-paced action in this glorification of the "macho" image.