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  • Moosejaw, a notorious half-breed, who has an hatred for the whites, heads a band of renegade Indians in an attempt to steal the horses and cattle from the "Big U Ranch." The two rangers guarding the cattle are killed by the Indians, but before the renegades succeed in driving the cattle from the range, the riderless horse of one of the slain rangers reaches the corral, warning the cowboys that something is wrong and they immediately start tor the range. They overtake the Indians and a desperate attack is made upon them. In the encounter Moosejaw is seriously wounded, but he escapes to the woods and is later picked up by Johnson, a neighboring ranchman. Hoping to gain Johnson's sympathy, Moosejaw tells him that he has been attacked by a band of renegade Indians. Believing his story, Johnson takes Moosejaw to his home, and after he has recovered from his injuries hires him to work on his ranch. Later Moosejaw discovers some whiskey in the cellar of Johnson's house, of which he drinks freely. In an intoxicated condition Moosejaw attacks Mrs. Johnson and is severely beaten by Johnson and driven from his ranch. In spirit of revenge Moosejaw returns to his band of renegades and leads them in an attack upon the ranch during Johnson's absence. They attack the ranch, set fire to Johnson's house, lock his child in the burning house and carry Mrs. Johnson to the woods. Johnson learns of the attack upon his home and, securing the assistance of the cowboys of the "Big U Ranch" starts for his home. On the way they overtake the Indians in the woods, with Mrs. Johnson tied to a tree. Johnson's clever marksmanship enables him to sever the rope binding Mrs. Johnson and she is freed. A battle takes place between the cowboys and the Indians, in which Moosejaw is killed. Mrs. Johnson tells her husband that the baby is in the burning house and a wild ride is undertaken in an endeavor to save the child. Fortunately they reach the house in time to rescue the child.

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