Triumphs of a Man Called Horse is the third in the MAN CALLED HORSE trilogy dealing with the saga of the English aristocrat who becomes a member of the Sioux tribe. In this powerful sequel, Koda, the son of Man Called Horse, returns from the East where he has been studying law to find gold prospectors are violating the sacred lands of the Sioux and killing their people. Koda soon realizes that he must defend his people not with his lawyer skills but with his wits and his guns.
Steve Burden is a former lawman released for bringing in too many wanted men dead. The aging Sheriff of El Solito wants Steve for his Deputy and Steve takes the job knowing the last outlaw he killed was framed in El Solito. Looking for the man that framed him it appears that Rice Martin who controls El Solito is his man and Steve is quickly in trouble when Martin sends a man to kill him.
Lt. Frank Hewitt deserts the Union Army to warn former Texas neighbors of impending Indian attacks triggered by Army massacre. He overcomes initial distrust and convinces the homesteaders (all women whose men are away fighting in the Confederate Army) to take refuge in an abandoned mission. He trains them to fight and shoot in anticipation of the attack. The only other man at the mission runs away to save his scalp and ends up leading the Indians back to the mission. Surrounded and outnumbered, the defenders prepare for the final assault…
A group of cowboys ending their cattle drive in Abilene find that cattle prices are being kept artificially low, driving down the price they’ll get for their beef. They set out to change the situation.
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard’s girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard’s location he sets out after him.
It’s just after the Civil War and a railroad is expanding westward. Saloon owner Stewart brings in rifles hidden in whisky barrels and gives them to the Indians to attack the construction crew. He is trying to get the railroad to change it’s route and go through his town. Posing as a telegrapher, railroad agent Granger arrives to see if he can stop the railroad’s troubles.
A gold prospector strikes it rich, but the crooks who run a frontier town take it away from him. He determines to get it back and clean up the town.
A western movie about two young children and their loyal horse, Big Red, the only survivors of a wagon train massacre. They bravely struggle through the Utah wilderness, facing horse thieves and various adversities to be reunited with family.