One of the few pre-1960s westerns that concentrate on the plight of the Indians. Though never overcoming stereotypes, it takes a stab at offering a humanist approach. Heston plays the martyr figure again, a white man brought up by Sioux Indians after the Crow have besieged the wagon
train his family was traveling west on. The inevitable encroachment of whites forces questions from members of the tribe as to Heston's loyalties. To prove himself, he infiltrates the cavalry post and discovers that whites can be good people as well as bad. When the warring Crow kill several
soldiers, minor feuds break out in which Taylor, the Indian maiden companion to Heston, is kille...