Based on original documents from the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), this film tells the story of the young warrior Ulzana, who is out to avenge the extermination of his tribe.
At the turn of the twentieth century in the US, Tom Atkins, a woodsman and a trapper, leaves the city to return to the isolation of life in a mountain valley. He encounters a group of Native Americans who have run away from a reservation and have also sought refuge there.
Harmonika, an American deserter, is captured by a tribe of Indians, who believe he has murdered the wife and child of their chief Grey Elk. It is the chief himself who sets the American free, and Harmonika stays with the tribe and gradually wins their friendship.
In the middle of the 18th century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States and lead a hard life as settlers.
French colonists and Hurons fight against English troops and their allies, the Delaware. Only Chingachgook, a young Delaware, and his fair-skinned friend Deerslayer realize that the colonizers intend to exterminate the Native Americans altogether.
When gold is discovered in the Black Hills in the late 19th century, gold diggers and adventurers break the treaty that allocated the Hills to the Dakota Indians.
The Wyoming Oil Company struck it big on the land in the Indian reservation. The poor Indians, facing a limited existence, are filled with hope because of the potential wealth from their land.
At the end of the 19th century, the journalist Kit Bellow starts on a trip to Alaska to make his fortune in the gold rush. Having just arrived, he meets the attractive and self-confident gold digger Joy, who ridicules the wannabe adventurer as a greenhorn.
Alex is always late and his vivid imagination is the blame. The familiar journey to school is the boy's setting for romantic Wild West adventures.