A Shoshone Indian girl return from the East after receiving an education. She is unsure if she want to rejoin her tribe and seeks advice and help from the Graingers. Her tribe is facing threats from a land-greedy cattleman.
Trampas and fellow stage passengers are stranded at a ferry crossing. They prepare to face an attacker.
When Elizabeth takes refuge in an abandoned mine during a storm, a cave-in seals her in. Racing against time, the Virginian, Trampas, and the Graingers try to dig her out before her air runs out.
Doc Watson and Miss Claire are partners in a mind-reading act. The girl attracts Clay's attention, due to the fact she may be his missing niece.
The Virginian believes in the innocence of a new ranch hand who just happens to be the prime suspect in a murder.