The story revolves around the building of a great aqueduct for irrigation purposes in the west. This aqueduct must be completed by a given time. The president of the company, alarmed at the slow progress of construction work, discharges Woodward, the foreman, who is unable to get the best work out of his laborers. Woodward remains as a gang boss, and Steelman is put in his place. The first act of Steelman's is to discharge Canimbo, an Indian chief, and his gang of Indian laborers, because they defy him when he urges them to greater speed. Canimbo and Woodward plot together to avenge their supposed wrongs against the new foreman. This plot to put Steelman in bad is overheard by Canimbo's sister, Nereeda. The powder house is first blown up by the schemers. Steelman is injured. Nereeda rescues him and takes him to the doctor. A train of cars, which contain a new supply of powder, is blown up, following a terrible struggle between Nereeda and Canimbo, in which Canimbo throws his sister ...
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