Cassiday Curran's wagon has just been hijacked by three bedraggled strangers on their way to Dodge City. On the run from an abusive husband, Cassiday agrees to share her wagon with the thieves as they search for their uncle. When the group arrives in Dodge City, they learn that the uncle has died, leaving only a small tract of land to the nephew. Cassiday soon trades for another parcel and they build themselves a home. Harassed by a cattle rancher who wants her land, and in constant fear of the bounty hunter her husband has hired to find her, Cassiday struggles to maintain her farm and find a way to free herself from the past.