In 1892, the legendary US Army captain, Joseph J. Blocker, carries out a final mission before retirement: escorting Yellow Hawk, a native american tribal chief warrior, back to the sacred tribal lands. After 20 years of violent struggle, this gesture of peace is just as unimaginable and difficult. Blocker is a racist, a man who hates deep-seated hatred of former prisoners who are now in his care. Two great warriors, once rivals on the battlefield, must learn to trust each other and find peace in an unforgivable land. Together they struggle against a scene of punishment and the brutality of men alike, coming to the rescue of a young widow amid the massacre of his killed family.