Buffalo Bill’s stock packer, young Fenton Pardee, sometimes wonders if Cody’s Wild West show’s rough riding, sharpshooting and scally-hooting Indians are truly Western.
Jobless when the Cody show train crashes, Fenton rides his tall mare westward toward the Rockies, as its high country tales have always beguiled him. Stumbling upon Tommy Yellowtail in those wind-haunted heights, he finds both he and the Flathead Indian prize the grandeur of the lofting ranges that rise like shimmering blue curtains against the Continental Divide. Becoming a tribe of two for a time, they guide well-paying Easterners through future Yellowstone Park. But they soon part as blood brothers when Fenton finds his own blue heaven with a girl of the wilderness in this engrossing saga of Everyman in search of himself.