Driven from his home, a Rebel finds a place among the Cheyenne
Joel Ryan returns from the Civil War with grey hair and a weary heart, but he finds no rest in Kentucky. Turned away by a brother who still blames Joel for abandoning the family to fight for the Confederate cause, Joel rides west, searching for peace in the untamed wilderness of Montana. Instead, against all odds, he finds love.
When he sees the gang of thugs tormenting the young Cheyenne beauty, Joel risks his life to save her. Her name is Mourning Dove, and he has only known her for a few hours when he begins to fall in love. Joel believes he has finally found a chance for happiness, but when tragedy strikes his budding family, he realizes he will never be at peace until he can quiet the rage that fills his heart. To save himself, Joel trades love for revenge, and rides west once more.