This is the story of a young woman who lost her parents at the start of their journey west along the Oregon Trail. Close to her as she travels along, is a group of young men and boys who had also lost their parents and had decided to make a new beginning in the west, raising cattle. While bathing at the river one day the woman hears, then sees, a baby crying and she retrieves a young Native American infant found propped up against a tree. The wagon full of brothers helps take care of the baby but they are all cautioned to keep the child a secret from the rest of the wagon train. It is very hard and all of them seek God's help in both resolving the crisis, and keeping the child safe.