Privileged Amanda (Jane Russell) meets and falls in love with half-Apache, half-Caucasian miner Jonathan Dartland (Jeff Chandler), while traveling through Arizona. What's significant about the relationship is that Amanda has always disliked Native Americans. She gets past her old feelings and the couple marries. But racial tension continues to intrude from both whites and Native Americans. Amanda also grows close to a local doctor, Hugh (Dan Duryea), sending Dartland into a fit of jealousy.