Jim Hardie with help picks up the Apache renegade Joe Black wanted by Wells Fargo. However, when his brother Akana sees him captured, the Apaches capture the daughter of the local Wells Fargo agent hoping to make a trade.
Jim Hardie is working with the Chickasaw Wells Fargo Agent, Clay Arvin, to capture the Apache renegade outlaw Joe Black. The two men along with a couple of deputies capture Joe Black but unknown to them the local Apache chief Akana is watching them. After locking Joe Black in the local jail, Clay invites Jim home for dinner with his wife Clara and daughter Jenny. While there they learn Jenny has not returned so Clay and Jim ride out to look for her. As they find her berry picking basket, they are confronted by Akana who shows them he has Jenny. He wants to trade her for Joe Black, his brother, by the end of the next day. The city fathers meet on the issue and decide to turn Joe Black loose despite Jim and Luke the Marshal refusing to go along with the idea. However, they use Clara to trick Jim and release Joe Black. Jim goes after Joe Black after a delay and discovers Joe is not headed back to Akana.Written by