The first in a series of three movies that tell the story of two “blood” brothers, Alan and Britt Johnson--one a former plantation owner, the other his childhood friend whom he freed from slavery. With their families, they leave Carolina to settle in Texas in the 1860’s.
With the outbreak of the Civil War, word arrives that two Indian tribes, the Comanches and the Kiowas, have joined forces under Little Buffalo, whose goal is to drive the white man out of Texas. In a surprise raid while the men are away, the Indians attack, taking hostage every woman and child they can find.
While not all the settlers agree, it is decided that because he is black, Britt will have the best chance to negotiate with the Indians, and he takes off alone for a journey deep into hostile Indian territory. His courage and honesty lead Lone Wolf, the Kiowa chief, to name Britt “Black Fox,” and he is able to effect peace and free the hostages. But one woman, Delores Holtz, chooses to stay with Running Dog, the Kiowa with whom she has fallen in love, rather than return to her brutal husband, Ralph.