Following an 11-year stay as a buffalo hunter in Kansas, Jonas Trapp is finally on the way home to his wife, Jessie, with the $17,000 he has saved up. Unfortunately, he happens to run into a group of bandits led by Brooks Durham ; they beat him, brand him and steal all of his money. Now, returning home without a dollar to his name, Jonas finds Jessie has moved on to another man -- namely, Brooks Durham.