It is the 1890s and the Indian Wars have come to an end. Captain Mack Hawkins is ordered to take command of one of the first units of the recently organized U.S. Scouts. For the first time in American military history, these tribesmen are being allowed to enlist as fully accepted soldiers in the United States Army. Hawkins' new command is the Kiowa-Comanche Detachment, and he has little time to turn his team of former nomadic prairie warriors into an efficient, disciplined fighting unit. If he doesn't, they're sure to be wiped out on their first mission of tracking down the outlaws who stole an army payroll.