John Simpson, a western pioneer, and his daughter Marie are hunting bear. Simpson's eagerness to secure the game causes him to forego caution; he fires into the thicket in which the bears have concealed themselves. The bullet kills an Indian who had also seen the bears. Simpson discovers that the Indian is the son of the chief of a neighboring tribe. He fails to convince the Indian's companion that the shot is accidental. When Simpson's back is turned the Indian kills him. His daughter, Marie, fearing an uprising, rides to the village to give warning. This done, she hastens to the nearest post but encounters the Indians. They shoot. She falls from her horse and is left for dead. However, Marie is only slightly wounded. She recovers and crawls to the river bank just in time to witness the onslaught of the redskins. She creeps into an old boat tied at the river bank and floats down the stream. Next morning she is rescued by Clifford, a young prospector. Clifford and his partner, ...
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