Bat agrees to substitute for a bully as the leader of a party of buffalo hunters into Indian territory, but the man he supplanted stirs up trouble by killing a Sioux Indian brave and framing Bat for the murder.
On June 28, 1887 in the Dakota Territory Bat stumbles into a bully Luke Simes and his friend Willie trying to give a man dressed in city clothes a bath in a saloon. He stops them knocking Simes out when he tries to hit Bat. J.J. Carver enters to check on Simes who is to lead a group of buffalo hunters the next morning. Bat tells him Simes will be out for a couple of days. To Carver's surprise Bat tells him Bat will lead the group and gives his name. Carver stunned is glad to be rid of Simes. Bat leads the group of hunters the next day along with Carver's man Charlie. Bat finds the buffalo, deploys the men and they start firing as two peaceful Sioux watch. Simes along with Willie following the hunters spot the Sioux. Simes kills one at long range with a buffalo gun. Bat and Charlie see the Indian and finding him dead know they are facing trouble. Bat sends Charlie to clear the men out while he goes after Simes and Willie who he spots. Simes uses Carver's daughter Susan to draw in Bat ...Written by