Charlie Black is a young half-breed caught between two worlds. He is drawn to the white man's wealth, but torn by his proud Cherokee heritage. His fiancee yearns for the respectability of a Christian marriage and baptized children. But Charlie can't forsake his childhood friends, Mose and Henry Pathkiller. When Mose has a run-in with the law, Charlie must choose between the ways of his fiancee or those of his friends and forefathers.