Rugged pioneer trails led them across snowy mountain peaks to the grassy plains of big-sky country. Rich mines of fabulous gold lured dreamers and desperados to stake their claims in this lawless territory. There, brave ranchers fought for their homesteads against outlaws and Indians who tried to plunder their wealth and capture their women in the high adventure of these wild and bloody clays.
MONTANA! The deep wounds of the Civil War freshly healed, America's bravest and best ride westward to unite the continent into one great nation. Toby Holt, son of the legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt, courageously accepts a presidential mandate to take the Northwest Railroad into hazardous Montana Territory. But Sioux war drums beat a dire warning to stay out of this Indian land. More deadly still, the cold-blooded Hastings 'gang is spreading a legacy of terror that threatens Toby's precious new bride, Clarissa, and his beautiful first-love, Beth Martin. Until, under Montana's azure skies, daring men and women steel themselves with new valor to fight for America's richest lands.