Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In this western, a cavalryman disobeys his officer's command to massacre Indians at Sand Creek, goes AWOL and heads for his home in Texas where he wants to protect the women who will soon bear the brunt of the Indians' revenge. Because he defected from the cavalry, his friends and neighbors consider him a traitor, but the young man disregards them. With his expert advice, the women become crack shots. He trains them at an abandoned mission. One of the women is a real smart aleck and it is she whom he falls in love with. When the angry Indians arrive, the ladies defeat them. Later, the young deserter is found not-guilty during court-martial proceedings. His C.O. is not so lucky and is charged with the Sand Creek slaughter.
army, attack, AWOL (Absent Without Leave), bad-guy, cavalry, Civil-War [US], conquest, court [law], courtmartial, desertion, good-guy, group, love, massacre, mission [quest], Native-American, officer, protection, rebel, responsibility, revenge, settler, Texan, training, treason, war, weapons, woman